Ad. zâira nênud “longing (is) on us”
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 nê “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)|
|*nê||“us”||✧ SD/247 (nē)|