Short locative _-s_, _-r_ (was Re: Commentaries on the "Secret Vice" poems)
- On 06.02.2007, at 00:32, Helios De Rosario Martínez wrote:
> In the "Qenya Declensions" it is noted that the inessive singular suffixIt also occurs in the so called 'Plotz Declension', cf. VT28:10. Note
> _-sse_ also has an archaic or poetic "short form" in _-s_.
also the short(er) locative in _-se_ found in the _Átaremma_ (Pater Noster)
VT43:8ff. which also shows (inter alia) voicing. A final _-r_, however,
had to be followed by a short vowel.
> such final _-s_ could have been voiced and eventually changed toIn fact, the same is suggested in VT28:11, 19.
> _-r_ (cp. PE12:19)
Lastly, there is a case in _-r_ < _-d_ (archaic _-da_) which is seen
in Q. _tar_ (V:389, also see VT28:25f.) and Q _oar_ (XI:366) where
Tolkien writes: "... indicating motion to or towards a point". While
perhaps unlikely, such an 'adverbial' case might have come to
express location as well as motion.