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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[mori]]'' (the short final ''-i'' becoming ''-e'' in [[Common Eldarin]] stage)<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]]'s [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/primelv.htm#Heading9 Common Eldarin analysis] in [[Ardalambion]]</ref><ref name="HF"/> [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[MOR]].<ref name=L297/>
 
[[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[mori]]'' (the short final ''-i'' becoming ''-e'' in [[Common Eldarin]] stage)<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]]'s [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/primelv.htm#Heading9 Common Eldarin analysis] in [[Ardalambion]]</ref><ref name="HF"/> [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[MOR]].<ref name=L297/>
 
From primitive ''mori'', the ''i'' remains so in compounds: <s>''morequendi''</s> is wrong because *''morikwendî'' > ''moriquendi''.{{or}}
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:22, 22 July 2011

more is a Quenya word meaning "dark(ness)".[1]

more also perhaps has the same meaning in Telerin[2].

It is seen as mori- in compounds (see etymology below).

Etymology

Primitive Quendian mori (the short final -i becoming -e in Common Eldarin stage)[3][2] Root MOR.[1]

See also

Cognates

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 297, (dated August 1967)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Helge Fauskanger's Telerin article at Ardalambion: "The independent form of mori- was probably *more, as in Quenya (since final short -i became -e at the Common Eldarin stage), but no Telerin form as such is mentioned in the entry MOR in the Etymologies (LR:373)"
  3. Helge Fauskanger's Common Eldarin analysis in Ardalambion