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  • Arden R. Smith
    ... This _-ion_ is not the genitive plural suffix. It s the patronymic suffix, derived from YÔ, YON- son in the Etymologies.
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 31, 2004
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      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.

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    • Dave
      ... Thanks, that also explains the son in the phrase... Hisilome [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 1, 2004
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        Arden R. Smith wrote:

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        > 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...

        Hisilome




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