-rya

3rd person sg. pronominal ending "his, her" and probably “its” VT49:16, 38, 48, Nam, RGEO:67, attested in coivierya *”his/her life”, máryat "her hands", ómaryo "of her voice" genitive of *ómarya "her voice", súmaryassë "in her bosom" locative of súmarya "her bosom"; for the meaning "his" cf. coarya "his house" WJ:369. The ending is descended from primitive ¤-sjā via -zya VT49:17 and therefore connects with the 3rd person ending -s “he, she, it”. – In colloquial Quenya the ending -rya could be used for “their” rather than “his/her”, because it was felt to be related to the plural ending -r,e.g. símaryassen “in their not his/her imaginations” VT49:16, 17. See -ya \#4.

Quettaparma Quenyallo (Quenya-English). 2014.

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