Quenya 


he is fallen

talantië vb. "he is fallen" (FS; see - #2 concerning the doubtful authority of this stative verb ending in LotR-style Quenya)


slipping, sliding, falling down

talat- vb. a stem used for "slipping, sliding, falling down" (Letters:347), cf. atalta-, talta- and talantië


suffix. is

- (3) "is", -ier "are", stative verb suffix occurring in Fíriel's Song: númessier "they are in the west", meldielto "they are...beloved", talantië "he is fallen", márië "it is good" (< *númessë "in the west", melda "beloved", *talanta "fallen"); future tense -iéva in hostainiéva "will be gathered" (< *hostaina "gathered"). Compare ye "is", yéva "will be", verbs that also occur in Fíriel's Song. This suffix is probably not valid in LotR-style Quenya: - is an infinitival or gerundial ending in CO, for ye "is" Namárië has , and the phrase "lost is" is vanwa ná, not *vanwië.


(1) vb. "is" (am). (Nam, RGEO:67). This is the copula used to join adjectives, nouns or pronouns "in statements (or wishes) asserting (or desiring) a thing to have certain quality, or to be the same as another" (VT49:28). Also in impersonal constructions: ringa ná "it is cold" (VT49:23). The copula may however be omitted "where the meaning is clear" without it (VT49:9). is also used as an interjection "yes" or "it is so" (VT49:28). Short na in airë [] na, "[] is holy" (VT43:14; some subject can evidently be inserted in the place of [].) Short na also functions as imperative: alcar mi tarmenel na Erun "glory in high heaven be to God" (VT44:32/34), also na airë "be holy" (VT43:14); also cf. nai "be it that" (see nai #1). The imperative participle á may be prefixed (á na, PE17:58). However, VT49:28 cites as the imperative form. Pl. nar or nár "are" (PE15:36, VT49:27, 9, 30); dual nát (VT49:30). With pronominal endings: nányë/nanyë "I am", nalyë or natyë "you (sg.) are" (polite and familiar, respectively), nás "it is", násë "(s)he is", nalmë "we are" (VT49:27, 30). Some forms listed in VT49:27 are perhaps to be taken as representing the aorist: nain, naityë, nailyë (1st person sg, and 2nd person familiar/polite, respectively); does a following na represent the aorist with no pronominal ending? However, the forms nanyë, nalyë, , nassë, nalme, nar (changed from nár) are elsewhere said to be "aorist", without the extra vowel i (e.g. nalyë rather than nailyë); also notice that *"(s)he is" is here nassë rather than násë (VT49:30).Pa.t. nánë or "was", pl. náner/nér and dual nét "were" (VT49:6, 9, 10, 27, 28, 30, 36). According to VT49:31, "was" cannot receive pronominal endings (though nésë "he was" is attested elsewhere, VT49:28-29), and such endings are rather added to the form ane-, e.g. anen "I was", anel "you were", anes "(s)he/it was" (VT49:28-29). Future tense nauva "will be" (VT42:34, VT49:19, 27; another version however gives the future tense as uva, VT49:30). Nauva with a pronominal ending occurs in tanomë nauvan "I will be there" (VT49:19), this example indicating that forms of the verb may also be used to indicate position. Perfect anaië "has been" (VT49:27, first written as anáyë). Infinitive (or gerund) návë "being", PE17:68. See also nai #1.



ye (2) copula "is" (FS, VT46:22); both earlier and later sources rather point to (q.v.) as the copula "is", so ye may have been an experiment Tolkien later abandoned. Future tense yéva, q.v.



úyë vb., a form occurring in Fíriel's Song (cf. VT46:22), apparently ye "is" with the negative prefix ú-, hence "is not" (úyë sérë indo-ninya símen, translated "my hearth resteth not here", literally evidently *"[there] is not rest [for] my heart here")

Sindarin 



(adj.) talt (lenited dalt, pl. ?telt) (falling, insecure)



(lenited dalt, pl. ?telt) (falling, insecure)

Noldorin 


adjective. slipping, falling, insecure

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Qenya 


verb. to slip (down), fall, slide down, slope


  • N. atlanna- “to slope, slant” ✧ Ety/TALÁT


  • ᴹ✶talat- “slip down”
    • ᴹ√TALAT “to slip or slide down, incline, slope, lean, tip, topple over” ✧ PE22/098
  • ᴹ√TALAT “to slip or slide down, incline, slope, lean, tip, topple over” ✧ Ety/TALÁT; PE18/035

Element in

  • ᴹQ. Atalante “Downfall(en)” ✧ Ety/TALÁT; PE18/035
  • ᴹQ. atalta- “to collapse, fall in, fall down, slip down in ruin” ✧ Ety/TALÁT
  • ᴹQ. he·taltalyar “they are [slipping down]” ✧ PE22/115
  • ᴹQ. ni taltalya “I am slipping down” ✧ PE22/115
  • ᴹQ. tatalta- “[unglossed]”
  • ᴹQ. talantie “they are holy, blessed, and beloved — save the dark one: he is fallen” ✧ LR/072

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√TALÁT > talta-[talta-]✧ Ety/TALÁT
ᴹ√TALÁT > talta-[talta-]✧ Ety/TALÁT
ᴹ√TLAT > talante[talante]✧ PE18/035


  • talta ✧ PE22/115
Qenya [Ety/TALÁT; LR/072; PE18/035; PE22/111; PE22/113; PE22/114; PE22/115] Group: Eldamo. Published by