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==Ordinals==
 
==Ordinals==
See the quote below:
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# [[minya]]
 
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# [[tatya]] > [[attea]]
{{quote|The ordinals evidently have the ending '''-ya''', but only the words for "first, second, third" are attested: '''minya''' (Silm:434), '''tatya''', and '''nelya''' (originally the three clans of the Elves were simply called '''Minyar''', '''Tatyar''', '''Nelyar''' "Firsts, Seconds, Thirds"; cf. also Maedhros' Quenya name '''Nelyafinwë''' "Finwë third", PM:352). "Fourth" might be *'''cantya''' or perhaps rather *'''canya''', following the pattern of '''nelya''' instead of '''neldya''' (neldë "three"), indicating that the shortest form of the stem is used to form ordinals (cf. the prefixes '''nel-''' and '''can-''' mentioned under NEL, KÁNAT - but *'''nelya''' instead of *'''neldya''' may also be due to the loss of '''d'''' before y in Noldorin Quenya). "Tenth" may be *'''cainenya''' (and hence *'''attacainenya''' "twentieth" etc). "Hundredth" is evidently *'''haranya''', the basis of the attested noun '''haranyë'''. However, it is not clear how the ending '''-ya''' will be added to '''lempë''', '''enquë''', '''otso''', '''tolto''', '''nertë''', '''minquë'''. One could use reduced forms of the stems and construct something like *'''lemya''' (or *'''lepya'''?) "fifth", *'''entya''' (for *'''encya''') "sixth", *'''otya''' "seventh", *'''toltya''', "eighth", *'''nertya''' "ninth", *'''mintya''' (for *'''mincya''') "eleventh". Alternatively another adjectival ending, such as '''-a''', might be employed to produce forms like *'''lempëa''', *'''enquëa''', *'''otsa''' (*'''otsëa'''?), *'''tolta''' (*'''toltëa'''?), *'''nertëa''', *'''minquëa'''. We do not know.|[http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/ Ardalambion], [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/numerals.htm Quenya numerals]}}
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# [[nelya]]/[[neldea]]
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# [[cantea]]
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# [[lemenya]] > [[lempea]]
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# [[enquea]]
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# [[otsea]]
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# [[toldea]]
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# [[nertea]]
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# [[quainea]]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:32, 23 February 2009

Quenya numbers


The Quenya Numbers were as follows:

Ordinals

  1. minya
  2. tatya > attea
  3. nelya/neldea
  4. cantea
  5. lemenya > lempea
  6. enquea
  7. otsea
  8. toldea
  9. nertea
  10. quainea

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