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Early Quenya


adjective. salt

A word appearing as ᴱQ. singwa “salt (aj.)” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an adjective form of ᴱQ. singe “salt” (QL/83).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. singwa “salt[y]” for purposes of Neo-Quenya.

Early Quenya [QL/083] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. salt


noun. salt

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. {singi >>} singe “salt” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s and under the early root ᴱ√SIŊI (QL/83). The contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa had ᴱQ. singi “salt” (PME/83). Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s had ᴱQ. singwe “salt” (PE16/145).

Neo-Sindarin: Of these various forms, I’d use ᴺQ. singë for “salt” for best compatibility with [G.] sing “salt”, but would assume its stem form is singi- and that it was a derivative of the Neo-Root ᴺ√SIÑGI.


  • singisinge ✧ QL/083



  • ᴱ√SIŊI “‽” ✧ QL/083

Element in

  • Eq. singwa “salt” ✧ QL/083

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√SIŊI > singe[siŋi] > [siŋe] > [siŋge]✧ QL/083


  • singwe ✧ PE16/145
  • singi ✧ QL/083 (singi)
Early Quenya [PE16/145; PME/083; QL/083] Group: Eldamo. Published by