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Early Quenya


noun. pig

The word ᴱQ. polka “pig” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, under the early root ᴱ√POLO “have strength”, but Tolkien marked it with a “?” (QL/75). However, it appeared elsewhere as an element in ᴱQ. karkapolka “boar” = “✱tusk pig” (QL/48).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain this word as ᴺQ. polca for purposes of Neo-Quenya, since √POL survived in Tolkien’s later writings.


  • ᴱ√POLO “have stength” ✧ QL/075

Element in

  • Eq. karkapolka “boar, *(lit.) tusk-pig” ✧ QL/048

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√POLO > polka[polkā] > [polka]✧ QL/075
Early Quenya [PME/075; QL/048; QL/075] Group: Eldamo. Published by