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Early Quenya

valkane wilwarindon

vague as a butterfly

The sixth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is the adjective valkane “vague” followed by the adverbial form of the noun wilwarin “butterfly”.

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

valkane wilwarin-don = “✱vague butterfly-as”

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