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Early Quenya


noun. marble

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. alas (alast-) “marble” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from primitive ᴱ✶ʒalast- (QL/30).

Neo-Quenya: I think this word may be salvageable in Neo-Quenya as ᴺQ. alas, reconceived as a derivative of ᴹ√GALAS “joy, be glad”, perhaps from ᴺ✶galast- originally with the sense “thing pleasant to touch”.



Element in

  • Eq. alasta “of marble, marble” ✧ QL/030
  • Eq. alaswa “like marble” ✧ QL/030

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶ʒalast- > alas[ɣalastǝ] > [ɣalast] > [ɣalas] > [alas]✧ QL/030
Early Quenya [PME/030; QL/030] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. ill

The Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s had several similar adjectives under the early root ᴱ√QOLO: ᴱQ. qolda or qolina “ill” and ᴱQ. qolima “sickly, ailing” (QL/78).

Neo-Quenya: I’d adopt ᴺQ. quolina for all these meanings: “ill, sickly, ailing”. I would further assume it applies to any kind of physical ailment, including injury. For someone sick specifically by disease I would use [ᴺQ.] hlaiwa. Not all Neo-Quenya writers accept quo- as a valid combination; see the entry on how [[q|[wo] became [o]]] for further discussion.


  • ᴱ√QOLO “*disease” ✧ QL/078

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√QOLO > qolda[kʷolā] > [kʷola]✧ QL/078


  • qolina ✧ QL/078
Early Quenya [QL/078] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. ill