What prompts my question is an observation in chapter 14 of Thorsten Renk's coursebook about the relationship between genitive -o and ablative -llo: "both can denote origin, but the ablative usually refers to spatial origin whereas the genitive is more abstract". In the example above, the wordlist seems to me more generically 'of Quenya' than spatially derived from it, so I'm just curious about ablative usage, which perhaps has wider application than I've understood so far.
- 'Galadriel's lament in Lórien'.Altariello nainië Lóriendesse
Case-endings are a feature I haven't encountered since an all-too-brief acquaintance with Latin at school. It may have helped if I'd persisted with it, but it certainly wasn't taught in a way that had the delightful appeal of Quenya. As I recall it gave rise to more terror than joy!
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