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ᴱQ. tyasta- v. “to put to the test” (Category: to Try)

A verb appearing as ᴱQ. tyasta- “put to the test” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√TYASA “taste, try, choose, test, select”, and with a past form tyasante (QL/49).

Neo-Quenya: I think it is worth retaining ᴺQ. tyasta- for purposes of Neo-Quenya as a causative form of the verb ᴺQ. tyas- “test, try [out]”, so originally meaning “*cause to test”. I further assume it has drifted in meaning, evolving into the sense “put to the test, *verify”, as opposed to ᴺQ. tyas- which I take to mean “test/try/pick something to see if it meets your preferences”. As a causative verb, I would assume tyasta- has a weak past form tyastane for better compatibility with later Quenya past formation.

References ✧ QL/49




tyasante past ✧ QL/49


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√TYASA > tyasta- [tʲasta-] ✧ QL/49