ᴹQ. tet(ta) n. “baby” (Category: Infant)
A word in the Declension of Nouns of the early 1930s glossed “baby” with short and long variants tet and tetta (PE21/19).
Conceptual Development: The Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s had ᴱQ. tyetl “a tiny baby” under the early root ᴱ√TYETE “give suck” (QL/50), a word that also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the gloss “babe” (PME/50). This became ᴱQ. tetta “baby” in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/135), and finally tet/tetta in the Declension of Nouns of the early 1930s as noted above. There are no signs of this word thereafter.
References ✧ PE21/19, 24
|tetta||allative; assimilated||✧ PE21/24|
|tetumet||instrumental dual||✧ PE21/24|
|†tetse||locative; assimilated||✧ PE21/24|
|tetsin||nominative plural||✧ PE21/24|
|†tetulin||nominative plural||✧ PE21/24|
Reference ✧ PE16/135 ✧ “baby”