Spatial Positional/Relational Adjectives in NeoQuenya

Spatial Positional/Relational Adjectives in NeoQuenya


I would like to gather ideas for neologisms covering spatial positional/relational adjectives, which are rather sparsely attested, and often cause a headache for NQ writers. These are adjectives that specify an objects position with regards to a center point, axis, or plane.


I am thinking of this set, listing the attested words:

medial/middle/central: endea, en(t)ya

internal/interior: mitya

external/exterior: ava, ette


inferior/nether: EQ úva


posterior/rear/dorsal/back: EQ potsina, Q tella/telda


horizontal/level: EQ paluva, NQ *palwa







It would be of course neat to discover a "regular" way of forming such adjectives from prepositions/prepositional roots (like ette, úva, mitya suggest), but I have a feeling we will not be able to come up with a one-fits-all process. Still, any ideas would be welcome, it would be nice to build a full set we could include in our wordlists.

We could also arrive at a conclusion that Quenya is likely to express these relations differently (e.g. with a locative rather than having adjectives, rear legs = the legs in the back, the upper half = the half at the top etc.). What do you think?