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I am currently taking a Quenya course from Ardalambion, and in Lesson 5, the author says: "To start with the primary verbs, what seems to be the present tense of the verb mel- "love" is attested in LR:61, Elendil telling his son Herendil: Yonya inyë tye-méla, "I too, my son, I love thee"."

I have never heard of Herendil, and here it says he is the son of Elendil. Elendil, who fought in the Last Alliance, only had Isildur and Anarion for children. Tar-Elendil's children were Silmariën, Isilmë, and Írimon. Also, there is no page for Herendil. Someone please answer this question of mine.

Herendil was the name of a son of Elendil - the last alliance one - at an early stage of writing. He only appeared in LR; The Lost Road and Other Writings. His character is not canonical, replaced by either Isildur or Anárion (don't know which one out of my head). -- Ederchil 13:13, 12 August 2008 (EDT)
Isildur - as he is the one who steals a fruit of the White Tree. -- Mithrennaith 21:39, 12 August 2008 (EDT)