Topic: The cosmology of Arda from the perspective of the Shadow
One of my goals in creating Zhâburi is to find out how Sauron viewed the Creation of Arda and Melkor's place in it and so on. I thought that this could of interest here. Here is my (new) comment on my word list "names of Ainur".
Some of the names of Valar have Valarin forms and these are used for the Zhâburi form. The other names are just adapted from the Elvish names with the exeption of Melkor and Eru. Note that Zhâburi does not destinguish between higher Ainur such as Valar and Maiar nor Aratar – the higher Valar but instead all are included in ‘azhan’. If one wants to use these categories the Quenya words are used in the plural form (Zhâburi does not distinguish between singular and plural): Valar, Aratar; Maiar (not *Mazhar). This is to mark out that these categories are part of another cosmological and philosophical paradigm.
The word ‘vala’ comes from the primitive elvish root BAL (Vala = Balan/Belain in Sindarin). In Quenya there is the word Máhan, a synonym for Aratar, adopted from Valarin ‘mâchanâz’ which becomes mâghan in Zhâburi but designate any high authority (of the Shadow) and not the Valar. Melkor is called Mâghanashi (the one authority) in Zhâburi (B). In Zhâburi (A) Eru was called Ashi (The One) but this is really just a translation from Quenya Eru with all its cosmological baggage. In Zhâburi (B) Eru is reduced by the name Manashi from a subject to an object with no agency; to a proto-substance with the potential of form. Thus the language indicates that Arda was formed by the Ainur (Azhani) led by Melkor, Mâghanashi, the supreme Ainu.