ᴱQ. ailinisse alkarain “upon the shining shore”
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)|