Sindarin

alph

n. swan

[Ety/348, S/427, LotR/E, VT/42:6-7, X/PH] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

alph

n. swan

n. Zoo. swan.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:100] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

alph

n. swan

[LotR/1114.1807, PE17/100.3804, SA/alqua.004, UT/265.3802, UT/265.3806, VT42/07.0701, VT42/07.1412, VT42/07.2803] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alph

swan

alph (pl. eilph)

Noldorin

alf

n. swan

[Ety/348, S/427, LotR/E, VT/42:6-7, X/PH] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

alpha

n. swan

[Ety/ÁLAK.031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwanwen

n. swan

[PE13/146.4401, PE13/146.4404, PE13/159.0306] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Quenya

alqua

n. swan

swan

[PE 18:100] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

alqua

swan

alqua noun "swan" (ÁLAK [there spelt alqa, as in LT1:249/LT2:335], SA:alqua, UT:265, VT42:7). The alternative form alquë ("q") mentioned in early material (LT1:249) may or may not be valid in LotR-style Quenya.

[Quettaparma Quenyallo] Group: Quettaparma Quenyallo. Published by

alqua

n. swan

[PE18/100.1809, SA/alqua.001, UT/265.3808, VT42/07.1013] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Telerin

alpa

n. swan

[UT/265.4213] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Nandorin

ealc

n. swan

A noun for “swan” that developed from primitive ᴹ✶alk-wā (Ety/ÁLAK). It is an example of how [[[w] vanished after medial velars in Ossiriandic]] and of how [[[a] broke into the diphthong [ea] before the liquid [l]]].

[Ety/ÁLAK.037] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ealc

n. swan

Primitive form given as alk-wâ, derived from a stem ÁLAK "rushing" (LR:348); alk-wâ would seem to be an adjectival formation (ending -wâ), so the primitive word probably had the same meaning as the stem: "rushing", later used as a noun "rushing (one)" and applied to an animal. According to Tolkien's later conception, kw should probably have come out as p rather than c in Nandorin; see cwenda.

Primitive a becoming ea is a strange shift with no direct parallels even where it might have been expected, but compare eo from i in meord (and from e in beorn), as well as ie from a in sciella. Perhaps we are to understand that the liquids l, r trigger such changes in a preceeding vowel, but then we might expect for instance *ealm instead of alm as the word for "elm-tree".

[H. Fauskanger (LR:348)] < ÁLAK. Published by

Primitive elvish

alchwa

n. swan

[GL/18.9502, LT1A/Alqaluntë.022, PE13/109.3104] Group: Eldamo. Published by

álkwā

n. swan

[PE18/100.1807, UT/265.4211, VT42/07.1408] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Ancient telerin

alpa

n. swan

[VT42/07.1409] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya

siloine

n. swan

[QL/083.3501, QL/083.3502] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

silwin

n. swan

[GL/67.7101] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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