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-uva

-uva is a Quenya future tense ending.

A final -a drops out before the ending -uva is added; quanta- "fill", future tense quantuva "shall fill".

[edit] Examples

  • laituvalmet = "we shall bless them"[1]
  • tiruvantes = “they will guard it”
  • enquantuva = "shall refill"
  • cenuva = "Shall see"[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, "A Secret Vice"