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Tamas Ferencz Oct 04, 2017 (15:52)

I think we now have attested Quenya interrogative/demonstrative/relative pronouns for most situations (who, what, whose, where, whence, whither, how big, what kind, how). Are there any gaps that we can fill? I suppose interrogative when? could be *malume. Why? *manan? How about 'how many/how much'? Anything else you can think of?

Ekin Gören Oct 04, 2017 (16:05)

Perhaps *malin may be "how many".

James Coish Oct 05, 2017 (00:11)

Manóte how many; malle in what way; mama what thing/matter

Tamas Ferencz Oct 05, 2017 (10:53)

+James Coish malle makes sense; manóte I am not sure about; mama: how would that be different from ma/mana?

James Coish Oct 05, 2017 (13:39)

Mama patterned after tama

Tamas Ferencz Oct 05, 2017 (14:21)

ܤܡܝ ܦܠܕܢܝܘܤ Oct 05, 2017 (18:54)

- Anybody know what the origin of the Hungarian suffix –kor is? (Possibly a useful piece of info if it is something that was ascertained before the 1970's.)
- Alan Ward's list (based on 1996 studies) derives Welsh pan ("when?") from either *kwa-nî or *kwa-nâ, instead of *kwande < *kwâm-de which Tolkien would've been familiar with (and therefore might have at least considered the possibility of using some Q element corresponding to real-world as a part of his Quenya word for "when?").

Tamas Ferencz Oct 05, 2017 (20:31)

I am Hungarian, but I have no idea what the origin of the -kor suffix is! But If I were to guess I'd say it comes from the noun kor meaning "age, period' which over time became enclitic and formed the temporal suffix (or, rather, one of the temporal suffixes).

James Coish Oct 16, 2017 (18:08)

+Tamas Ferencz manóte? is literally what number?