Locative Ending

Archive Home > Middle-earth Languages
Deviant Shadow 01/Dec/2006 at 08:49 AM
Savant of Isengard Points: 434 Posts: 637 Joined: 27/Nov/2006
The ending ’ essė ’ seen in aicassė means ’ mountain peak ’ or  so H. Fauskanger says.In the same vein, is the word ’ epessė ’  which is a  second given name that reflects the qualities of the person ( eg. Gil-Galad was the epessė of Ereinion son of Fingon ) a form of a different word, just with a locative ending ?

Galin 01/Dec/2006 at 09:26 AM
New Soul Points: 3638 Posts: 1945 Joined: 28/Jan/2005
There’s a noun esse ’name’, noting essecilme for example ’name-choosing’. Epesse ’after-name’ according to text in The Peoples of Middle-Earth.
Galin 01/Dec/2006 at 09:46 AM
New Soul Points: 3638 Posts: 1945 Joined: 28/Jan/2005
Also compare Etymologies base ES- ’indicate, name’  (HME version).
Deviant Shadow 01/Dec/2006 at 11:39 PM
Savant of Isengard Points: 434 Posts: 637 Joined: 27/Nov/2006
Thanks very much again Galin ! I think I’m hampered in my Quenya studies by the fact that I just have the basic five books, UT, The Sil, and LOTR *g*
Sil 02/Dec/2006 at 05:16 AM
New Soul Points: 25641 Posts: 21386 Joined: 22/Sep/2004
I recommend "The Lost Road", HoME 9 is it? It has a great deal on the lhammas, and a reference section in the back with lots of root stems.  Good luck on your Quenya studies!