Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Early Primitive Elvish


root. burn; be parched, yellow, warm

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “burn; be parched, yellow, warm” with derivatives having to do with warmth, sunlight and summer (QL/33; GL/20). For the purposes of Neo-Eldarin, it is probably better to use later roots like √UR “heat” or √AS “warmth”.


  • AẆAAWA ✧ QL/033


  • Eq. aure “sunlight, sunshine, gold light, warmth” ✧ QL/033
  • Eq. aurin “warm” ✧ QL/033
  • Eq. austa “(high) summer” ✧ QL/033
  • G. augla “ray of sunlight, sunbeam”
  • G. auth “sunshine, warmth; noontide”
  • G. aust “summer”
  • G. ost “summer”


  • AẆA ✧ QL/033 (AẆA)
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/033] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. *wealth


  • Eq. ausie “wealth” ✧ LT2A/Ausir; QL/033
  • Eq. ausi- “well” ✧ QL/033
  • Eq. aute “goods, property, wealth, money” ✧ LT2A/Ausir; QL/033
  • Eq. aute “rich” ✧ LT2A/Ausir; QL/033
  • Eq. Auvar “Wealth” ✧ QL/033
  • Eq. avarna “very rich” ✧ QL/033
  • En. aus “hoard”
  • G. avos “wealth, fortune, prosperity; luck” ✧ LT2A/Ausir
  • En. awes “rich”


  • AWA ✧ LT2A/Ausir
Early Primitive Elvish [LT2A/Ausir; QL/033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ƕawa Speculative

root. snow

A hypothetical root explaining words in the Gnomish Lexicon such as ᴱQ. fáwe/G. “snow” and ᴱQ. fauta-/G. fôtha- “to snow” (GL/35). Given the existence of ᴱ√FAWA “smell”, I theorize this root may be slightly different, perhaps ?ᴱ√ǶAWA, but that’s just a guess. There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.


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