Eldarin: Noun Structure
by J. R. R.
Book of Elven-tongues' is a journal of
the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest
group of the Mythopoeic
issue presents previously unpublished writings by J. R.
concerning the declension of nouns in Qenya and the
origins of noun
stucture in Primitive Quendian and Eldarin.
These have been edited
and annotated by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne
and Arden R.
Smith, under the guidance of Christopher
Tolkien and with the
permission of the
Nouns is a detailed grammatical
treatment of the
inflexions of the Qenya noun, dating from circa 1931.
It describes the
formation of stems and syntactic suffixes, including Old
archaic, and poetic
variants, and it traces the development of the noun from
Eldarin. A number of the forms cited, including
those in eight
full paradigm tables, are transcribed in the Tengwar as
conceived at this
time. The various types of vocalic and consonantal
discussed, and illustrated with full listings of
inflected forms for
about 30 nouns, and variations outlined for another 50
Declensions is a series of paradigm tables
to replace those in the Declension
of Nouns. They reflect further changes
conception of the noun inflexions up to the middle of
In three of these the forms are tanscribed in Tengwar,
conceptual development in the writing system.
Quendian Structure: Final Consonants is a text
connecting the distribution of word-final consonants in
language with the etymological origins of the Qenya noun
inflexions. An associated text titled just Nouns treats the
same material starting from Common Eldarin.
for Qenya Declensions is a revision of Nouns, probably
dating from the
early 1940s. It was intended to be part of a
of the Declension of
to the changes introduced in the Qenya
Noun Structure is a revision and elaboration of
the material in Primitive
Quendian Structure and
Nouns, dating from circa
1951. Tolkien eventually incorporated this as the
first part of a Common Eldarin
how the inflexional categories of Quenya (and the other
tongues) developed in Common Eldarin by extension and
the base-structures, affixes, and other elements
inherited from Common
Quendian, as described in the Tengwesta
tendency of certain derived noun-stem types to be
gender is discussed, along with a more general
description of the
Eldarin process of contriving personal names.
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