roa noun "dog" (VT47:35). Also huo.
A word for “dog” appearing in 1968 notes on monosyllabic primitive Elvish nouns (VT47/35). Of the primitive forms, Tolkien first gave ✶wā(w) “dog” and ✶grā “bear”, but ✶wā(w) was struck through and the gloss of ✶grā was changed to “dog”, after which Tolkien wrote Q. roa “dog” (VT47/36). He seems to have been disatisfied with this derivation, however, going on to write a number of primitive animal roots in the upper margin, including ✶yarr- “dog”.
Neo-Quenya: Giving Tolkien’s vacillations on these 1968 forms, I’d stick to the better known ᴹQ. huo as the common word for “dog” in (Neo) Quenya, which is the word used in Helge Fauskanger’s NQNT (NQNT).
Development Stages Sources ✶grawa > roa [grawa] > [ɣrawa] > [ɣroa] > [roa] ✧ VT47/35
- roa ✧ VT47/35
hravan noun "wild beast"; pl.Hravani "the Wild", used as a name of non-Edain Men (PE17:78, WJ:219). PE17:18 has Hrávani with a long á, glossed "Wild-men, Savages".
noun. wild beast
A word for a “wild beast” in notes from the mid-1960s, derived from the root √S-RAB “wild, in senses not tamed, domesticated” (PE17/78), hence meaning “wild animal” vs. a “tamed animal”, which would probably be Q. laman.
- S. rhovan “wilderness; wild beast” ✧ PE17/078
Word Gloss hráva “wild, savage, wild, savage, [ᴹQ.] untamed”
Development Stages Sources ✶srāban > hrăvan [srāban] > [r̥āban] > [r̥āβan] > [r̥āvan] > [r̥avan] ✧ PE17/078
- hrăvan ✧ PE17/078
huo noun "dog" (KHUG, see KHUGAN; cf. hú, huan). Also roa.