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"
- nouns with a demonstrative pronoun:
- 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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