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Feminine Formations

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  • David Kiltz
    ... 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2002
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      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.

      David Kiltz

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