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    Question Regarding Sindarin Useage

    Hail and well met,

    My kin and I are picking a new name. We wanted something more lore appropriate, so we picked the root word Thalion which means "heroic, dauntless man". I have been trying to figure out the best way to make it a group of heros or something similiar. At first I went with Thelydrim (Thelyn being hte plural of Thalion). But someone pointed out to me that -rim denotes a race. We are a mixed kin. So someone mentioned we should use I Thelynath which is more like The Groujp Of Heros.

    Does anyone have any insight on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brudy View Post
    Hail and well met,

    My kin and I are picking a new name. We wanted something more lore appropriate, so we picked the root word Thalion which means "heroic, dauntless man". I have been trying to figure out the best way to make it a group of heros or something similiar. At first I went with Thelydrim (Thelyn being hte plural of Thalion). But someone pointed out to me that -rim denotes a race. We are a mixed kin. So someone mentioned we should use I Thelynath which is more like The Groujp Of Heros.

    Does anyone have any insight on this?
    Well, Thalion can be interpreted as hero but heroic "man" is a stretch. It could easily be an elf, dwarf, or hobbit and could be male or female. May I suggest Thalionath which could be interpreted, according to my understanding, as host of heroes or, more loosely, heroic host. The suffix -rim doesn't really work w/ Thalion and the suffix -hoth usually has a pejorative connotation. If you were married to the idea that it have a racial connotation (man) you might think about Edain en Caun (Men of Valor). Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duathrandir View Post
    Well, Thalion can be interpreted as hero but heroic "man" is a stretch. It could easily be an elf, dwarf, or hobbit and could be male or female. May I suggest Thalionath which could be interpreted, according to my understanding, as host of heroes or, more loosely, heroic host. The suffix -rim doesn't really work w/ Thalion and the suffix -hoth usually has a pejorative connotation. If you were married to the idea that it have a racial connotation (man) you might think about Edain en Caun (Men of Valor). Hope this helps.
    Thanks for your take. We are definitely not looking for a racial slant. You're the second person I've talked to that thought -nath was the correct ending.

    You suggested Thalionath. Thalion is the singular form and Thelyn is the plural. If we are a group of heros wouldn't Thelynath be more appropriate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brudy View Post

    You suggested Thalionath. Thalion is the singular form and Thelyn is the plural. If we are a group of heros wouldn't Thelynath be more appropriate?
    Ah, I could not find the plural form, so I learn something (awesome!). In that case I believe you are correct and Thelynath would be better, or simply Thelyn for the minimalist approach, heroes (as opposed to Host of heroes).

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    Other root words to consider:

    Callon - hero

    Cherdir, Herdir , Hir - master

    Maethor - Warrior

 

 

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