Ad. katha adj. “all”

A word translated “all” in the Lament of Akallabêth (SD/288, VT24/12). This word appeared in the form kâtha in the final typescript version of the Lament (SD/247), but in all other instances appeared as katha. If the final typescript is later than the final manuscript, kâtha may be its final form, but I believe that the manuscript was later, and katha better matches its appearance as an element in kathuphazgân “conqueror” (SD/429). This last example is interesting in that it is an example of an adjective declined into the objective case.

References ✧ SD/247.2101; SD/288.4303; SD/312.0307; SD/429.15071; VT24/12.3203




kātha no-agreement “all” ✧ SD/247.2101
*kathu objective adjective-in-objective   ✧ SD/429.15071
kathī plural draft “all” ✧ SD/312.0307

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