< Neo-Quenya

As in all languages Quenya has 2 types of adverbs:

  • basic adverbs
  • adverbs derived from adjectives

The basic adverbs are separate words that aren't derived from another word, e.g.

aqua "full, completely"

There are consequently no rules on how to form them.

To make an adjective into an adverb, we use following rules:

  • an adjective on -a gets the ending -
anda "long" → andavë "longly"
tulca "firm" → tulcavë "firmly"
saila "wise" → sailavë "wisely"

  • in an adjective on -ë this letter is replaced by -ivë:
morë "black" → morivë "blackly"
nindë "thin" → nindivë "thinly"
mussë "soft" → mussivë "softly"

  • the ending -vë descends from the ancient elvish root be "as". Therefore, -n + -be = -mbë:
firin "dead" → firimbë "deadly"
teren "slender" → terembë "slenderly"

The following adjective has an irregular adverb:

mára "good" → vandë "well"

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