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Qenya 

kav-

verb. to be able

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶kab- “can, I can”
    • ᴹ√KAB “to be able, capable”
  • ᴹ√KAB “to be able, capable” ✧ PE22/105; PE22/127

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Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√KAV- > kavuva > kauva[kabubā] > [kaβuβā] > [kauβā] > [kauβa] > [kauva]✧ PE22/105

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
kaveaorist“can”✧ PE22/092; PE22/102
kavinyeaorist 1st-sg“I can”✧ PE22/092
kambepast“could”✧ PE22/102
kauvafuture-✧ PE22/105; PE22/121
kauvafuture“did not”✧ PE22/127 for <i>kavuva</i>
Qenya [PE22/092; PE22/102; PE22/105; PE22/121; PE22/127] Group: Eldamo. Published by