133Re: [Lambengolmor] -Vndo
- Jul 25, 2002I wrote [in post 115]:
>> It is probably communis opinio that there is more than one suffixTo which Frederik replied [in post 122]:
>> in Quenya that serves to form nomina agentis. The most prominent are
>> and -ar. Cf. such words as _Elentirmo_ "Star-watcher" in UT, p. 167 and
>> 213 and for the second ending a word like _ohtar_ "warrior" in UT, p.
>> or _Telcontar_ "Strider" in LotR IV, chapter 8.
> WJ:371 mentions the agental suffix _-ro_, shortened to -r in _Teler_,I second the idea that we deal rather with an older *-ro > -r than a
> _Avar_. "Other forms of this suffix were _roo_ added to stem, with or
> without n-infixion; and _-rdo_ > _rd_." The -a- may belong to the verbal
> stem in both *_ohta-ro_ and *_telconta-ro_.
suffix -ar here.
Note, however, that the -r in _ohtar_ is not added to the verbal base.
_ohta_ seems to be a strictly nominal derivation from the root KOT-
(cf. The Etymologies, sub KOT-). A verbal derivative is given (ibid.) as
_kosta-_ "quarrel". In The Lost Road (HoMe V) we also find _ohtakaare_
"made war", which is plainly _ohta+kaare_, giving further evidence that
_ohta_ is indeed just a noun.
[N.B. -- Please give post numbers when citing previous discussions.
Also, remember that page citations are to be given using the
conventions employed in VT, i.e., WJ:371 should be given as
XI:371. For a list of the proper bibliographic abbreviations, see
post 3. -- Patrick Wynne]
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