-ttë

1 “they”, dual 3rd person pronominal ending “the two of them” VT49:51, replacing also within the legendarium the older ending -stë which was later used for the second person only. This older ending -stë corresponds to a possessive ending -sta “their” VT49:16, but this was presumably likewise altered to *-tta as the new ending for dual “their” = “of the two of them”. 2, 3rd person pl. reflexive ending, as in melittë “they love themselves” VT49:21. This ending can hardly coexist with \#1 above; an alternative wording would be the analytical construction *meliltë intë. Compare -ssë \#2.

Quettaparma Quenyallo (Quenya-English). 2014.

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