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Early Quenya

ondoli losse karkane

the white rocks snarling

The fifteenth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is the plural of ondo “rock” modified by the plural of the adjective lossa “white”, with the “bare stem” infinitive form of the verb karka- “to snarl”, as suggested by Gilson, Welden, and Hostetter (PE16/84, notes on line #10 and #11), apparently functioning as either an active-participle or a verbal object.

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

> ondo-li loss-e karka-ne = “✱rock-(plural) white-(plural) snarl-ing”

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