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-lva

-lva is a pronominal ending in Quenya meaning "our", of two persons where one addresses the other.[1] Only attested in the genitive -lvo in the word omentielvo. For this reason it has been argued[who?] that the ending may actually be *-lwa, since there is some evidence that wo would change to vo in Quenya and the w of *-lwa could be derived from the dual ending -u.[source?]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Note 2 to Letter 205, (dated 21 February 1958)