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-da

-da is a Primitive Elvish suffix for the passive product of an action.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Used to denoting the passive result of the action, and when used substantivally a single product of this. Tolkien notes that " (variant of )" and "in practice words denoting products are found made with either or (lengthening owing to the influence of )"[2]

[edit] Quenya examples

  • yulda = "draught"
  • carda = "deed"

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 51, 52, 68
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.52