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 Quenya

noun. owl

The word ᴱQ. “an owl” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√HO “shout, scream” (QL/40). The word also appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/40).

Neo-Quenya: A similar root √KHOL “crow, cry aloud” appeared in notes from the 1950s, so I think ᴺQ. “owl” may be salvaged for purposes of Neo-Quenya as a derivative of a variant of that root.


  • ᴱ√HO “shout, scream” ✧ QL/040

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√HO > [xō] > [hō]✧ QL/040
Early Quenya [PME/040; QL/040] Group: Eldamo. Published by