I forgot that i-affection doesn't work in 3rd person singular and that the vowel lengthens.
One more question - how to say "how many"? Can I use "Man rim"?
No, as you're saying (or asking) "What host? What great number?". It sounds like Denethor refusing to believe the armies of Mordor are on his doorstep .
Not actually sure how you could ask that, I'll have a wee think.
And two questions about numbers:
1) Three is "nel" or "neledh" (also about "can-canad" and "leb-leben"). Renk uses "neled" in "Neled binn delithar". Why "neled" and not "nel" or "neledh"? Where has the last "h" gone?
2) And about lenition. According to Renk the number goes before the noun and doesn't cause mutation. But what would be if that noun was an object?
Example: Aragorn dâg tad droeg.
Will "droeg" be mutated because of being object? Or number "tad" will be mutated instead of it? Or may be there will not be any mutation at all?
Thanks for you help.
You only use the shortened forms of the numbers if they're being used in a compound. If you're saying 'Three swords' then it's always Neledh megyl/crist. I don't know why Thorsten Renk uses Neled not Neledh. Neledh is how it's written in about three different sources including most recently in notes published in 2007. It's quite right that it doesn't cause mutation though - this is what I teach.
Let's have a look at your example, Aragorn dâg tad droeg. This is perfect (other than it's tâd not tad) and doesn't need to mutate .
Try not to make a mistake that's quite easy for learners to do, which is to apply mutation twice - here you correctly see that 'droeg' doesn't mutate because it follows a number, but then you think 'but it's an object'. Ah, but what is it an object following? A number, which doesn't have mutation following it. It can't be both.