Primitive elvish

tom

root. of resonant sounds

The root √TOM appeared in a list of sound roots from 1959-60 as a root for “resonant sounds”, with a pair of unglossed derivatives Q. tomba and Q. tompe (PE17/138); it was constrasted with √OM which was for “more long-drawn out” sounds, as opposed to √TOM which was “briefer”. The root √TOM might be a restoration of the unglossed early root ᴱ√TOMPO from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. tombo “gong”, ᴱQ. tompa “small drum”, and ᴱQ. tompo- “bang” (QL/94).

Derivatives

  • ᴺQ. tombo “gong”
  • Q. tomba “[unglossed]” ✧ PE17/138
  • ᴺQ. tompa “(small) drum”
  • Q. tompë “[unglossed]” ✧ PE17/138
  • ᴺQ. tompa- “to bang, *drum”
  • ᴺQ. tompo-tompo “noise of drums (or guns)”
  • ᴺQ. tontilla “cymbal, *tambourine”

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om

root. of resonant sounds

This root was the basis for the Quenya word for “voice”: Q. óma. The earliest derivation of this word was from the root ᴱ√OHO “cry” along with ᴱQ. ohta- “shout” (QL/69); the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon likewise has derivatives like G. ûm “voice” and G. uptha- “shout” (GL/75). In The Etymologies of the 1930s, ᴹQ. óma “voice” was derived from unglossed ᴹ√OM, along with ᴹQ. óman “vowel” (Ety/OM). The root √OM appeared in a list of roots for sound words, used “of resonant sounds”, along with variant √TOM which was used for “briefer” sounds (PE17/138).

Derivatives

  • Q. óma “voice, resonance of the vocal chords, vowel” ✧ PE17/138
  • ᴺS. û “voice”
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