Conlang Database project

I'm about to be done with exporting the eldamo data, the only big thing that's left to treat now is all the relations between the words; which I however already know how I'll export and store this data.

Right now I am however taking a step back and am double-checking whether there's any data I might have left behind. One of these I am still adding now is all the marks on the words about their reliability. Initially I only planned a mark if a word is reconstructed or not, but given the excellent data from eldamo, I want to make some distinctions.

+Paul Strack you have explained some of the marks on your Terminology page, but not all are mentioned there, thus I'd quickly like you ask about them.

Here's all marks I found as reference and word attributes, along with your explanation if available, or my guess what it may be.

[ - ] ?Tolkien deleted this reference
[ * ] Unattested form, but easily deducable from other words
[ # ] Unattested form, but can be derived through well known grammatical rules
[ † ] Poetic / Acrhaic form
[ ^ ] ???
[ ? ] Unattested form, questionable deducation from references
[ ! ] Neologism with no safe derivation
[ ‽ ] Form marked with "?" by Tolkien
[ | ] ???

[ -† ] ?Deleted archaic word
[ †- ] ?Deleted archaic word
[ ^† ] ???
[ †# ] ?Archaic unattested form, derivable by grammar rules
[ |† ] ???
[ ?† ] ?Questionably derived archaic form
[ *† ] Archaic unattested form, but credible

[ ** ] ???
[ -* ] ?Unattested form that as been proven to be wrong
[ *- ] ?Unattested form that as been proven to be wrong
[ -** ] ???
[ *^ ] ???

[ ^# ] ???
[ #^ ] ???
[ |# ] ???
[ #- ] ?Grammatical derivation that has been proven to be wrong

[ -? ] ?Questionably derived form that has been proven to be wrong
[ -‽ ] ?Form Tolkien initially marked with "?" and later deleted
[ |? ] ???
[ |‽ ] ???

[ *^ ] ???

If you could clear me up on these, that'd help me a lot!




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