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Early Quenya

ninda

noun. water, river

A word in the Early Noldorin Dictionary from the 1920s given as a cognate of ᴱN. nenn “water, river” (PE13/164). The reason why the vowel was i rather than e isn’t clear; compare to earlier ᴱQ. nen(d-) “river, water” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s (QL/65-66) and the root √NEN “water” from the 1930s and later.

Cognates

  • En. nen(n) “water, river, stream” ✧ PE13/164

Derivations

  • ᴱ✶ninda “*stream”
    • ᴱ√NENE “flow”

Variations

  • ninda ✧ PE13/164
Early Quenya [PE13/164] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ninda

adjective. blue

nenda

adjective. wet

Derivations

  • ᴱ√NENE “flow”
Early Quenya [PE16/138] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ninwa

adjective. blue

Changes

  • ninyaninda ✧ PE16/138

Cognates

  • En. nainn “blue” ✧ PE13/164

Derivations

  • ᴱ✶nindyā “blue” ✧ PE13/164
    • ᴱ√NINI “*blue”
  • ᴱ√NINI “*blue” ✧ QL/066

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ✶nindyā > ninya[nindʲā] > [nindʲa] > [ninja]✧ PE13/164
ᴱ√NINI > ninwa[ninwā] > [ninwa]✧ QL/066

Variations

  • ninya ✧ PE13/164; PE16/138 (ninya)
Early Quenya [LT1A/Nielluin; PE13/164; PE16/138; PME/066; QL/066; VT40/08] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ninya

adjective. blue

nin

noun. blue (colour), blueness, blue green

Cognates

  • G. nim “pale blue, blue green”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√NINI “*blue” ✧ QL/066

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√NINI > nin[nind] > [nin]✧ QL/066

Variations

  • ninda ✧ PE16/138
Early Quenya [PE16/138; PME/066; QL/066; QL/077] Group: Eldamo. Published by

liqin(a)

adjective. wet

Cognates

  • G. glaib “dripping wet”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√LIQI “flow, water; clear, transparent” ✧ LT1A/Nielíqui; QL/054

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√LIQI > liqin(a)[liqin]✧ QL/054

Variations

  • liqin ✧ LT1A/Nielíqui; PME/054
Early Quenya [LT1A/Nielíqui; PME/054; QL/054] Group: Eldamo. Published by

úqa

adjective. wet

Cognates

  • G. ub “wet, moist, damp”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√UQU “wet” ✧ QL/098

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√UQU > ūqa[ūkʷā] > [ūkʷa]✧ QL/098

Variations

  • ūqa ✧ QL/098
Early Quenya [QL/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by