Quenya zR5Ì#


i love

#-ne (4) "I", a 1st person pronominal suffix occurring in the word melánë "I love" (LR:61), but Tolkien later used -n or -nyë for this meaning (melin "I love", VT49:21). It may be that Tolkien at one point considered ne (or nye, inyë) as an independent emphatic pronoun "I", but this was struck out (VT49:49).



#lelta- vb. "send", attested in the past tense with pronominal suffixes: leltanelyes "you sent him" (VT47:21)



[#lenta- vb. "send", attested in the past tense with pronominal suffixes: lentanelyes "you sent him". Changed by Tolkien to #lelta-, q.v. (VT47:22, 21)]


send, cause to go

menta- (1) vb. "send, cause to go" (in a desired direction) (VT41:6, VT43:15). A similar-sounding primitive verb mentioned in PE17:93 is said to have past and perfect forms that would produce Quenya *mennë*, eménië, but here Tolkien seems to be discussing a distinct intransitive verb "go" and its Sindarin descendants, and Quenya menta- rather belongs to the causative (transitive) verbs which according to the same source has "weak" past-tense forms (in -, hence mentanë "sent", and likely ementië** as perfect "has sent").

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Primitive elvish


preposition. past tense

Variations of the word: -nē̆, -nē, .

[VT49/30.3907; PE22/131.1510; PE22/131.0705; PE18/101.0416; PE18/101.0407] Group: Eldamo. Published by


preposition. past tense

[PE18/101.0407, VT49/30.3907] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish


suffix. past suffix


past suffixPE22/096.1505

[PE22/096.1210] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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