Quenya Verbal Adjectives and Other Derivations

Quenya Verbal Adjectives and Other Derivations

One of the most interesting and exciting aspects of establishing a NeoQuenya consensus is, to me, to determine which affixes attested in the Quenya corpus can be considered productive in the later Quneya stages and could be considered "safe" for use. PE22 has provided a lot of strong material with regards to that, especially the participial and verbal adjectival systems. It prompted me to start a sheet of PQ roots, their Quenya verbal derivations, the attested, and the potential verbal adjectives, frequentatives etc. of them, and the potential neologue glosses we could assign to them.

The sheet is here. As always, I am happy to incorporate any additions or corrections coming from the community.


Submitted by Paul Strack Wed, 12/19/2018 - 15:07

You are missing attested tultaima (PE22/156).

I personally find the -aima inflection to be more aesthetically pleasing than -lima, and it is a later idea as well (1960s vs. 1940s). 

A third possibility appears in úfantima (1950s); this is how Helge forms -ima suffixes of a-stem verbs.