ᴱQ. ailinisse alkarain “upon the shining shore”

⚠️ᴱQ. ailinisse alcarain “upon the shining shore”

[< Previous Phrase] Oilima Markirya (First Version)

The twenty-second and final phrase (line 27) of the first version of the Oilima Markirya poem (MC/221). The first word is the locative plural of ailin² “shore” followed by the plural form of the adjective alkara “shining”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

ailin-i-sse alkara-in = “*beach-(plural)-upon shining-(plural)”

Conceptual Development: This phrase initially appeared in the sixth draft, where Tolkien briefly considered making the first word the locative form of oilima “last” (OM1f: PE16/74).

References ✧ MC/221; PE16/74




ailin² “shore” locative plural ✧ MC/221 (ailinisse); PE16/74 (ailinisse)
alkara “brilliant, bright, shining” plural ✧ MC/221 (alkarain); PE16/74 (alkarain)

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