07 Oct 04 9:23 AM
Reply To: 32065
Well, Classical Sindarin is about the best form of Elvish known and it's the most likely (as far as I know) dialect that Faramir would speak.
I'll give this a shot, but bear in mind that I'm away from my resources at the moment. I may post again when I get home if I feel the need to correct myself. ^_^;;;
The Sindarin word for "peace" is siidh
(with the double i being used to denote a long i that Tolkien always writes with an accent agu, but I'm stuck on an unfamilliar Linux box right now...). "Haven" is lond
. And "rest" post
Putting them together as a place names, I would come out with:
"Peaceful rest" = Siidhfost
"Peaceful haven" = Siidhlond
Note, this is not the common Sindarin syntax, but those rules seem to be somewhat relaxed for names. Siidhlond
is so chosen because it follows the pattern found in Mithlond
"Grey Haven." I'm not sure about the consonant mutation in Siidhfost
of P-->F of post
. I'll double check that for you sometime tonight, if I can.
Should I be frightened that I know enough vocab off the top of my head to have done this without looking anything up? Yikes!
Hope that helped you. ^_^
Bado na siidh