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Quenya Grammar

Investigations into Sindarin grammar by Paul Strack.

Quenya Grammar P65: Frequentative

Common Eldarin had another competing syntax for indicating continuous action, a “frequentative” form made by reduplicating the initial part of the verb stem; I use the term frequentative for this formation based on the gloss of the verb sisíla- “shine (frequentative)” (MC/223). This formation (perhaps) became the present continuous tense