√WE* root.* “dual”

- √WE
*root.*“dual”

A primitive “dual” element mentioned in notes on numbers from the late 1960s, contributing to the forms of primitive ✶*enekwe* “six” and ✶*yun(e)kwe* “twelve” in the Quenya branch of Elvish, as well as the ancient 1st person inclusive pronoun ✶*ñwe* (VT48/10). It was probably related to the ancient dual suffix ✶*-ū* (Let/427). It was also likely a later iteration the dual root ᴱ√*WI¹* from the *Qenya Lexicon* of the 1910s which was likewise connected to dual *U* (QL/33). This early root was mentioned in the contemporaneous *Gnomish Lexicon* as ᴱ✶*u̯i* (GL/45).

__Reference__ ✧ VT48/10 ✧ we “dual”

__Related__

- we “dual” is only otherwise used as dual in ñwe ✧ VT48/10
- enekwe “6” might contain we “dual” ✧ VT48/10
- yun(e)kwe “2 sixes” might contain we “dual” ✧ VT48/10