Ad. zâira nênud “longing (is) on us”

Ad. zâira nênud “longing (is) on us”

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The 10th phrase of the Lament of Akallabêth (SD/247). The first word zâira “longing (is)” is the subjective form of zâir “longing, yearning” as suggested by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne (VSH/20). Like in the 9th sentence, the phrase nênud is a combination of the pronoun “us” and the prepositional suffix -nud “on”. There is no verb, so the subjective here functions as the verb “to be” (SD/429): “longing (is) on us”.

This sentence did not appear at all in the first draft of the Lament.

References ✧ SD/247; VT24/12




zâir “longing, yearning” subjective ✧ SD/247 (zāira)
* “us” ✧ SD/247 ()
*-nud “on” ✧ SD/247

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