On Mittwoch, Juli 31, 2002, at 12:14 Uhr, Ales Bican wrote:
> David Kiltz wrote:
> > >By the way, it is known that _-nde_ is a feminine counterpart of _-ndo_
> > >(see _Therinde_, PM:333).
> > Yes, but we also have _melisse_ corresponding to _melindo_ [V:372, sub
> > MEL-].
> **Yes, we have. However, it does not necessarily rule out _-nde_
> as being a counterpart of _-ndo_. For istance, we have _-o_ and
> we treat it like a counterpart of _-e_. Yet the feminine equivalent
> of _tavaro_ "dryad" is given as _tavaril_ (LR:391, s.v. TAWAR).
Yes. Especially the o/e seems to be a fixed binome. Various forms of
feminine formations seem to have been possible at various times. It
would certainly be worth a separate case study to have a look at how
motion and feminines in general worked in Quenya.
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