Arden R. Smith wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2004, at 8:40 PM, hisilome wrote:
> > Did he really? I'm just curious why "Son of Middle-earth" would have
> > genitive plural instead of singular (*Endoro/*Endoreo), or is
> > Middle-earth somehow to be considered a plural noun?
> > Any rationalization?
> This _-ion_ is not the genitive plural suffix. It's the patronymic
> suffix, derived from YÔ, YON- 'son' in the Etymologies.
Thanks, that also explains the "son" in the phrase...
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