ᴱQ. saitya- v. “to starve” (Category: Hunger)
A verb appearing as ᴱQ. saitya- “to starve” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s based on the early root ᴱ√SAẎA “hunger” which was mostly used in combination with -kǝ (QL/82). Its ancient form is probably *saikya- with ky > ty (PE12/22). Tolkien said this verb was transitive as in “to starve [someone]”, but could be used impersonally to mean “I starve”. Tolkien also gave a variant form saikelta-, apparently a combination of ᴱQ. saike “hunger” with the verb suffix ᴱQ. -lta.
Neo-Quenya: I retain this verb as ᴺQ. saitya- for purposes of Neo-Quenya. Its impersonal use would be saitya ni “[it] starves me” = “I starve”.
References ✧ QL/82
|ᴱ√SAẎA > saitya||[saðʲka-] > [sajkja-] > [saikja-] > [saitja-]||✧ QL/82|
|ᴱ√SAẎA > saiksine||[sajkjne] ? [saiksine]||✧ QL/82|