-iyê Reconstructed

suffix. language suffix

A suffix used for the names of languages, appearing only in Nimriyê, the languages of the Nimir (SD/414). My best guess for the form of this suffix is ✱-iyê with Nimir reduced to Nimr- by the Adûnaic syncope. If the first element is instead Nimri (perhaps an adjective meaning “Elvish”), the suffix could be ✱-yê or even ✱, with the y inserted as the usual glide-consonant after the final -i.

Element in

  • Ad. Nimriyê “Nimrian Tongue, *Elvish”