Sindarin 

i

definite article. the

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i

pronoun. who, that, who, that, [G.] indefinite indeclinable relative particle

Variations

  • i ✧ S/188; SD/129; VT44/22; VT44/29; VT50/12; VT50/18

Cognates

  • Q. i “who, what, which, that”

Element in

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
iplural elided“that”✧ Let/417
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i

the

pl1. in _ art. _the.

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i

article. the

@@@ enclytic Dagor-nuin-Giliath vs. Dagor-nui-Ngiliath

Variations

  • i ✧ Let/425; Let/448; LotR/0299; NM/372; PE17/039; PE17/044; PE17/044; PE17/066; S/198; SD/129; SD/129; SD/129; UT/280; VT44/24; VT50/12; VT50/18; VT50/18; VT50/23; WJ/338
  • i- ✧ LotR/1061; LotR/1114
  • in ✧ NM/364
  • ✧ PE17/147
  • ir ✧ VT50/23

Cognates

  • Q. i “the” ✧ PE17/066

Element in

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
iplural elided-✧ LotR/0305; LotR/0768; LotR/0807; LotR/0953; PE17/044; PE17/044; PE17/060; PE17/102; SD/129; UT/057; UT/153; WJI/Taur-i-Melegyrn
inplural-✧ LotR/1054; MR/373; NM/378; PE17/044; RGEO/62; S/106; S/238; SA/edhel; UT/054; UT/319; VT50/15; VT50/19; WJ/379; WJ/418
plural elided-✧ MR/373; PE17/097; PM/256
Sindarin [Let/425; Let/448; LotR/0299; LotR/0305; LotR/0768; LotR/0807; LotR/0953; LotR/1054; LotR/1061; LotR/1114; MR/373; NM/364; NM/372; NM/378; PE17/039; PE17/044; PE17/060; PE17/066; PE17/097; PE17/102; PE17/147; PM/256; RGEO/62; S/106; S/198; S/238; SA/edhel; SD/129; UT/054; UT/057; UT/153; UT/280; UT/319; VT44/24; VT50/12; VT50/15; VT50/18; VT50/19; VT50/23; WJ/338; WJ/379; WJ/418; WJI/Taur-i-Melegyrn] Group: Eldamo. Published by

i

definite article. who

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im

pronoun. I

In late writings (see esp. VT/47:37-38), Tolkien reinterpreted this form as a reflexive pronoun (= "self").

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ai

pronoun. for those who

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im

pronoun. I, I myself; reflexive, self(same)

Variations

  • im ✧ LB/354; PE17/041; PE17/046; PE22/165; VT47/14; VT47/14; VT47/37
  • Im ✧ LotR/0305

Derivations

  • immā “reflexive” ✧ VT47/14
    • IM “same, alike, [ᴱ√] same, alike”
  • immō “reflexive” ✧ VT47/14
    • IM “same, alike, [ᴱ√] same, alike”

Cognates

  • Q. imma “same, self-same, same thing” ✧ VT47/37
  • Q. immo “same one (person), self” ✧ VT47/37

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
immā > im[immā] > [imma] > [imm] > [imm] > [im]✧ VT47/14
immō > im[immō] > [immo] > [imm] > [imm] > [im]✧ VT47/14
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nin

pronoun. me

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nin

pronoun. me

_ pron. _me.

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nin

pronoun. me

Variations

  • niu ✧ Let/279

Derivations

  • ni “I, me”

Element in

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anim

pronoun. for myself

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bess

noun. wife

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enni

pronoun. to me

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an-

prefix. intensive prefix

Cognates

  • Q. an- “intensive prefix”

Element in

im narvi hain echant

I, Narvi, made them

Variations

  • Im Narvi hain echant ✧ LotR/0305; PE17/040

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
im“I, I myself; reflexive, self(same)”
Narvi
san“that”
echad-“to form, make, shape, cut out; (lit.) to shape out, to form, make, shape, cut out, [N.] fashion; [S.] (lit.) to shape out”
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le linnon im tinúviel

*to thee I sing, I, Tinúviel

The fifth phrase of Lúthien’s Song (LB/354). Three translations of this phrase are:

  • Patrick Wynne: “*to thee I sing, I, the Nightingale” (NTTLS/11)

  • David Salo: “*I sing to you, I, Nightingale” (GS/211)

  • Bertrand Bellet and Benjamin Babut: “*to thee I sing, Tinúviel myself” (GTLC)

The first word is the 2nd-person-polite pronoun le “thee”, with its use as the indirect object “to thee” implied by its position before the verb, as suggested by Wynne and Salo (NTTLS/10, GS/213). The second word linnon “I sing” is the present 1st-person-singular form of the verb linna- “to sing”. The third word is the first person or reflexive pronoun im “I, myself”. The last word Tinúviel is the other name of the speaker, Lúthien, usually translated “Nightingale”.

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adaneth

noun. (mortal) woman

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arwen

noun. noble woman

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bess

woman

bess (i vess, construct bes) (wife), pl. biss (i miss). The word etymologically means ”wife”, but the meaning was generalized.

bess

noun. (young) woman

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cae

cardinal. ten

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caen

cardinal. ten

Variations

  • caen-/cae ✧ PE17/095

Cognates

Element in

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caen-

cardinal. ten

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han

that

pl1. hain _pron. _that, the thing previously mentioned. Tolkien notes "hain = heinn (< san-)" (PE17:42). Im Narvi hain echant 'I Narvi made them'.

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he

she

he, hen, hene. (The distinctions between these forms are unclear. Possibly he is the nominative, whereas hen is the accusative ”her”. Hene could be an emphatic form. It may be that all of these pronouns as ”N” rather than Sindarin proper.)

mad

eat

mad- (i vâd, i medir). HONEY-EATER, see BEAR

na

be

: The verb ”to be” is poorly attested. Apparently the root is na-. The imperative is attested as no, and nad (used = ”thing”) may be seen as an original gerund *”a being”. It seems that the copula ”is, are” (and ”was, were”?) can be omitted altogether, as in the ”Noldorin” sentence lheben teil brann i annon ”five feet high [is] the door” (AI:92), in Sindarin perhaps *leben tail brand i annon.

na-

verb. to be

Variations

  • dôd ✧ VT44/22 (dôd)
  • dád ✧ VT44/22 (dád)
  • hae ✧ VT44/22 (hae)

Changes

  • dôddád ✧ VT44/22
  • dádhae ✧ VT44/22
  • haeno ✧ VT44/24

Derivations

  • “be (the same as another), exist”

Cognates

  • Q. ná- “to be, to be, [ᴱQ.] exist”

Element in

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
noimperative“*be”✧ VT44/24
-nathofuture“*will be”✧ VT50/23
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na-

verb. to be

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no

verb. be!

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pae

cardinal. ten

Variations

  • pae(an) ✧ VT48/21

Derivations

Cognates

  • Q. quëan “ten” ✧ VT48/06

Element in

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pae

cardinal. ten

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pae

cardinal. ten

pae (the ”Noldorin” form caer listed in the Etymologies was apparently abandoned by Tolkien).

paean

cardinal. ten

sa

pronoun. that

Derivations

  • sa “3 sg. neuter [it], the thing, impersonal; this by me, [ᴱ√] demonstrative”
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san

pronoun. that

Derivations

  • san- “that” ✧ PE17/042

Element in

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
hainsoft-mutation plural“them”✧ LotR/0305; PE17/042; PE17/042
hansoft-mutation“that”✧ PE17/042
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taw

that

(demonstrative pronoun) ?taw. _Only the ”Old Noldorin” form is actually given in LR:389 s.v. _

taw

pronoun. that

Derivations

  • TA “that, there, then; demonstrative”
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i

the

: Singular i (+ soft mutation), basically in in the plural, but often loses the n which is then replaced by nasal mutation of the next consonant (e.g. i thîw ”the letters”, compare tîw ”letters”). In this wordlist it is assumed that in becomes idh before a word in r-, as general patterns would seem to suggest. The articles are also used as relative pronouns ”who, which, that” (see THAT). Apparently ”the” sometimes appears as a suffix -n added to a preposition, e.g. be**<u>n</u>** ”according to <u>the</u>”. This suffix is followed by ”mixed mutation” according to David Salos reconstructions.

ni

pronoun. I

Derivations

  • ni “I, me”
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nin

me

(object form of ”I”) nin; as indirect object anim or enni ”for myself, (to) me”.