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Early Quenya

liante

noun. tendril, vine

Cognates

  • G. -liont “*tendril, vine”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√LIYA “unite many as one” ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; QL/053
    • ᴱ√ “*many”

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√LI+ya > liante[lijantē] > [lijante] > [liante]✧ QL/053

Variations

  • liantë ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti
Early Quenya [LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; PE14/055; PME/053; QL/053] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ungwe

noun. spider

Cognates

  • G. gung “spider” ✧ GL/43; QL/098
  • G. ungwi “spider”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√GUŊU “*spider” ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; QL/098

Element in

  • Eq. Ungweliante “Great Spider Who Enmeshes” ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; LT1I/Ungweliantë; QL/098
  • Eq. Ungwe Fuiva “the Spider of Night” ✧ PME/104

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√GUŊU > ungwe[ɣuŋwē] > [ɣuŋwe] > [uŋwe] > [uŋgwe]✧ QL/098

Variations

  • ung-we ✧ GL/43 (ung-we)
  • ungwë ✧ LT1A/Ungwë Lianti
  • Ungwë ✧ LT1I/Ungweliantë
  • Ungwe ✧ PME/104
Early Quenya [GL/43; LT1A/Ungwë Lianti; LT1I/Ungweliantë; PE16/145; PME/104; QL/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kangaris

noun. spider

A word for “spider” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, based on the verb ᴱQ. kanga- “weave, spin” from the early root ᴱ√KANGA (QL/45), also appearing in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/45).

Derivations

  • ᴱ√KAŊA “weave, twine” ✧ QL/045

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√KANGA > kangaris[kaŋgarist] > [kaŋgaris]✧ QL/045
Early Quenya [PME/045; QL/045] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lepsile

noun. tendril

A word appearing as ᴱQ. lepsilẹ “tendril” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√LEPE having to do with finger words (QL/53). The under-dotted also appears in the word ᴱQ. līnẹ under the root ᴱ√LI+ya, and so might represent a stem ending in a vocalized y, such as: ✱lepsilyǝ, līnyǝ > lepsilı̯-, līnı̯- > lepsile, līne.

Neo-Quenya: Since √LEP was still associated with finger words in Tolkien’s later conceptions of the languages, I’d retain ᴺQ. lepsilë “tendril” for purpose of Neo-Quenya.

Derivations

  • ᴱ√LEPE “*finger” ✧ QL/053

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√LEPE > lepsilẹ[leptilē] > [leptile] > [leptsile] > [lepsile]✧ QL/053

Variations

  • lepsilẹ ✧ QL/053
Early Quenya [QL/053] Group: Eldamo. Published by