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kanasta vs. kantasta

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  • lambaistefan
    Hello, In VT48:11, in the Appendix B: Quenya fractions , a word for 1/4 is _kanasta_, also on page 12; but on page 14, in comparison with the early Qenya
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      Hello,

      In VT48:11, in the "Appendix B: Quenya fractions", a word for '1/4' is
      _kanasta_, also on page 12; but on page 14, in comparison with the
      early Qenya fractions in EQG, the later word for 'quarter, fourth' is
      given as _kantasta_, successor of early _kantasto_.

      I suppose the right word is _kanasta_.

      Stéphane

      [You are right -- the form _kantasta_ cited on VT48:14 is in error, the
      correct late form being _kanasta_; and it follows that the supposed
      similarity proposed between early _kantasto_ and late **_kantasta_ is
      also in error. However, the point of the sentence in which this error
      occurs remains valid, i.e., that "several fractions in the EQG only differ
      from their later counterparts in having _-o_ instead of _-a_ as their final
      vowel", including _neldesto_ ‘3rd’, later _neldesta_; _enqesto_ ‘6th’,
      later _enquesta_; and _minqesto_ ‘11th’, later _minquesta_. Thanks
      for catching this error! -- PHW]
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