350Possible ON -r derivation?
- Mar 12, 2003Aiya!
Do you know anything about rare cases of -r derivation in Old
Noldorin? I mean cases like N _gador_ "prison" (V:358) and _nadhor_
"pasture" (V:374) which come from _GAT_ and _NAT_ and have neither R
in their roots nor any sense of agental meaning in themselves.
There is no agentive suffix, as far as I can tell, especially since
these are inanimate abstracts. It is suggested by David Salo that
they come from ON _*gatr-_ and _*nadr-_. Where could this _-r_ come
from in ON? Is it, perhaps, connected with rare cases like ON nouns
_ndakro_ "battle" (V:375) and _etledro_ possibly "exile *(as an act,
not person)" (V:368) where agentive _-ro_ seems to form inanimate
As far as I remember, there nothing is known neither about Primitive
Elvish -R stem modification T > TR, D > DR nor forming inanimate
abstracts with agentive suffuxes (namely _-ro_), either.
So where does this -r come from?
Namaarie! S.Y., Elenhil Laiquendo [Boris Shapiro]
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