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Early Quenya

lúnelinqe vear

in the flowing sea

The seventh line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is the compound lúnelinqe of the words lúne “blue” and linqe, the latter either a noun “stream” or an adjective “flowing”. The second word is an inflection vear of the noun vea; Gilson, Welden, and Hostetter suggest it might be an idiomatic use of the dative declension (PE16/83), but I think it might be a variant of the locative: the r-locative.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

> lúne-linqe vea-r = “✱blue-flowing stream-in”

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Early Quenya [MC/213] Group: Eldamo. Published by