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Neo-Quenya only has a definite article i and it is unchangeable.

A word in the singular without article is translated with an indefinite article.

elen "a star";     i elen "the star"
eleni "stars";     i eleni "the stars"


With the dual number the article is translated as "both":

hyapat "a pair of shoes";     i hyapat "both shoes"


The article isn't used with following words:

  • nouns that have a pronominal ending:
coanya "my house"
  • nouns in the partitive plural:
aldali "some trees"
macil sina "this sword"
  • proper names:
Anar "the sun"
  • names of peoples:
Eldar "the Elves"
(but note i eldar is possible when referring to a particular group of elves)
  • when a noun is accompanied by a noun in the genitive case or in the possessive case (or both) it normally shouldn't get the article (for examples see Genitive or Possessive)


The article i can also be used as a relative pronoun, but this is treated in the page on Pronouns.



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