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'''i''', plural '''in''', is the [[Sindarin]] article "''the''" and pronoun "''who''".
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'''i''' (plural '''in''' in [[Sindarin]]) is the [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]] article "''the''" and relative pronoun "''who''".
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==Etymology==
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It's possible that the article begun as a relative pronoun, whose [[Primitive Quendian]] [[root]] was [[YA]].
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==Sindarin==
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===Mutations===
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In Sindarin, the singular form causes [[lenition]] to the following word. For example ''[[tâl]]'' "foot" > ''i '''d'''âl'' "the foot"<ref>{{HM|LR}} p. 298</ref>.
  
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The plural form causes [[nasal mutation]], and the final -''n'' is assimilated. For example ''[[Perian|Periain]]'' "[[Halflings]]" > ''i'''n+P'''eriain'' > ''i-'''Ph'''eriain''<ref>{{HM|RK}}, [[The Field of Cormallen</ref>
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(The affection is usually noted with a hyphen or a dot)
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===Related forms===
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These Sindarin prepositions contain the suffixed article ''-in''
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*''[[nan]]'' "to the"
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*''[[ben]]'' "according to the"
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*''[[nuin]]'' "under the"
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*''[[erin]]'' "on the"
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*''[[uin]]'' "of the"
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==As a relative pronoun==
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In both Quenya and Sindarin, ''i'' is used for the relative pronoun "who", introducing a secondary phrase.
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For example
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*''[[Perhael]], '''i''' [[sennui]] "[[Panthael]]" [[esta]]thar [[aen]]'' "[[Samwise]], '''who''' ought to be called 'Fullwise'"
 
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Revision as of 09:01, 19 November 2009

i (plural in in Sindarin) is the Quenya and Sindarin article "the" and relative pronoun "who".

Contents

Etymology

It's possible that the article begun as a relative pronoun, whose Primitive Quendian root was YA.

Sindarin

Mutations

In Sindarin, the singular form causes lenition to the following word. For example tâl "foot" > i dâl "the foot"[1].

The plural form causes nasal mutation, and the final -n is assimilated. For example Periain "Halflings" > in+Periain > i-Pheriain[2]

(The affection is usually noted with a hyphen or a dot)

Related forms

These Sindarin prepositions contain the suffixed article -in

As a relative pronoun

In both Quenya and Sindarin, i is used for the relative pronoun "who", introducing a secondary phrase.

For example

References


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