Quenya 

venta

chin

venta noun "chin" (QL:101)

venta

noun. chin

Cognates

Derivations

Sindarin 

bened

noun. chin

Cognates

Derivations

Sindarin Group: Eldamo - fan inventions. Published by

Primitive elvish

benet

root. chin

Derivatives

Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo - fan adaptations. Published by

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Gnomish

beg

noun. chin

A noun appearing as G. beg “chin” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, along with a more elaborate form G. bectha “tip; chin” and (deleted) G. begl “beard” (GL/22). Tolkien connected the word G. beg “chin” to ᴱQ. “mouth” (GL/22) and not to ᴱQ. venta “chin” from contemporaneous the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√VETE (QL/101).

Neo-Quenya: It is hard to reconcile either beg or bectha with primitive forms from later iterations of the languages, so I’d instead coin a neologism ᴺS. bened “chin” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin, cognate of ᴺQ. venta “chin” and derived from a Neo-Root ᴺ√BENET based on ᴹ√BEN “angle”.

Cognates

  • Eq. “the two lips, the (closed) mouth” ✧ GL/22; GL/22

Derivations

  • ᴱ√ “‽”

Element in

  • G. bectha “tip; chin” ✧ GL/22
  • G. begl “beard” ✧ GL/22 (begl)

Variations

  • Beg ✧ GL/22

Early Quenya

venta

noun. chin

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. venta “chin” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√VETE (QL/101).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. venta “chin” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, but reconceived as a derivative of the Neo-Root ᴺ√BENET, an elaboration of ᴹ√BEN “angle”.

Derivations

  • ᴱ√VETE “*chin” ✧ QL/101

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√VETE > venta[βentā] > [βenta] > [venta]✧ QL/101
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