Ad. masculine-nouns grammar.

Ad. masculine-nouns grammar.

Masculine nouns describe male people or animals, as well as professions generally performed by men, such as a tamar “smith”. They invariably have a long or short u, ô or a in their final syllable, since i and ê are regarded as feminine (SD/427).

Where masculine nouns are produced by suffixion, they end in either the long vowels , or one of the “masculine” consonants k, r, n or d (SD/427).

Some masculine nouns are produced from common nouns with the addition of the masculine suffix or its variant .

Others nouns are naturally masculine, including all personal names of men.

Examples (masc)
anū “a male, man” ← anā ✧ SD/434
karbū “stallion” ← karab ✧ SD/434
karbū “stallion” [← karab] ✧ SD/435
rabō “*male dog” ← raba ✧ SD/434

Examples (masc)
ârû “king”
attô “father”
Avalô “Power, God”
bâr “lord”
kathuphazgân “conqueror”
*khôr “lord”
*magân “wright, *builder”
mîk “*baby boy”
nardû “soldier”
narû “man, male”
Pharazôn “Golden”
phazân “prince, king’s son”
sapthân “wise man, wizard”
tamar “smith”
Zigûr “Sauron”
zigûr “wizard”

References ✧ SD/426-427, 432

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