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-lda

-lda is a Quenya suffix that has five meanings.

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[edit] -lda1

Used as a plural possessive suffix.[1][examples needed]

[edit] -lda2

Used as a plural possessive suffix. Tolkien hesitated on the origin of -lda, first considering it as "a comp[arative] suffix" but then noting "Or could it be an idiom to add pronoun to adjective = thou beautiful. -lda, thy, suffix of 2nd person singular."[2][examples needed]

[edit] -lda3

Used as a plural possessive suffix meaning your (polite).[3] (e.g. meletyalda "your majesty")[4]

[edit] -lda4

Used as a plural/dual possessive suffix. Probably an imperious or familiar form.[5][examples needed]

[edit] -lda5

Used as a comp[arative] suffix.[2][examples needed]

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.190
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.55
  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.57
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p.369
  5. 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.135