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Early Quenya


adjective. girdled, girt

An adjective appearing as ᴱQ. qalta “girdled, girt” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√QḶTḶ (QL/78). The vowel a indicates its primitive form had a long syllabic , which became al in Early Qenya (PE12/11).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would just use the passive participle ᴺQ. quiltaina of the verb quilta- “to gird, encircle”.


  • ᴱ√QḶTḶ “*belt, girdle” ✧ QL/078

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√QḶTḶ > qalta[kʷḹtā] > [kʷḹta] > [kʷalta]✧ QL/078
Early Quenya [QL/078] Group: Eldamo. Published by