suff. they (dual)

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suff. themselves

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pron. themselves

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intë *"themselves", 3rd person pl. reflexive pronoun, e.g. *i neri tirir intë, "the men watch themselves". Intë is derived from earlier imte(VT47:37). Conceivably intë is only used for "themselves" with reference to persons; impersonal "themselves" ought to be *inta or *intai, compare ta #3, tai #2. A form *intai might however have evolved into *intë by the Third Age (like pl. adjectives in -ai later came to end in -ë), thus converging with the "personal" form.% In an earlier source, Tolkien listed intë as an emphatic pronoun *"they", 3rd person plural (VT49:48, 49); compare the pronominal ending -ntë. The word intë (derived from inde via inze, an unusual development in Quenya) also appears as a candidate 2nd person singular polite form (VT49:49).

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Primitive elvish


pron. themselves

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