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Neo-Quenya only has a definite article `B i.

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

  • `Vj$5 elen "a star";     `B `Vj$5 i elen "the star"
  • `Vj$5% eleni "stars";     `B `Vj$5% i eleni "the stars"

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

  • 9ÍCqE1 hyapat "a pair of shoes";     `B 9ÍCqE1 i hyapat "both shoes"

The article isn't used with following words:

Nouns that have a pronominal ending:

  • aY`C5Ì# coanya "my house"

Nouns in the partitive plural:

  • `Cm#j% aldali "some trees"

Nouns with a demonstrative pronoun:

  • t#aTj iG5# macil sina "this sword"

Proper names:

  • `C5#6 Anar "the sun"

Names of peoples:

  • `Vm#6 Eldar "the Elves" (but note `B `Vm#6 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 `B i can also be used as a relative pronoun. More of its relative pronoun use can be read seen at Pronouns.

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