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Q. rámainen elvië, “on wings like stars”
The ninth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is instrumental plural of ráma “wing” followed by the plural of the adjective elvëa “starlike” in agreement with the noun. The instumental is translated by the preposition “on” in the English text, but more typically means “with” or “by means of”.
Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:ráma-i-nen elv-ië = “*wing-(plural)-with starlike-(plural)”
Reference ✧ MC/222 ✧ “on wings like stars”
|ráma||“wing”||instrumental plural||✧ MC/222.0601 (rámainen)|
|elvëa||“starlike”||plural||✧ MC/222.0602 (elvië)|
ᴱQ. tinwelindon talalínen “on wings like stars”
The eighth line of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/213). The first word is adverbial plural form of tinwe “star”, followed by the instrumental plural form of tala² “sail”, poetically translated “wings” in the English.
Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:tinwe-li-ndon tala-lí-nen = “*star-(plural)-like sail-(plural)-on”
Reference ✧ MC/213 ✧ “on wings like stars”
|tinwe||“star”||similative plural||✧ MC/213.2601 (tinwelindon)|
|tala²||“sail”||instrumental plural||✧ MC/213.2602 (talalínen)|