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-da

-da is a Quenya suffix that has three meanings.

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[edit] -da1

Used to denoting the passive result of the action, and when used substantivally a single product of this. Tolkien notes that " (variant of )" and "in practice words denoting products are found made with either or (lengthening owing to the influence of )"[1]

[edit] -da2

Used in a noun designating the result of an action.[2]

[edit] Example

  • yulda = "a draught"

[edit] -da3

Chiefly used in 'passive' sense, indicating resulting products of an action.[3][examples needed]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.52
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp.51-2
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.106