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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *slope


  • ᴱ✶tḹtá
    • En. tlad “hillside, slope” ✧ PE13/165
  • ᴱ✶tḷtā́
    • Eilk. þold “slade, hillside” ✧ PE13/165
    • Eq. tilta “slanting” ✧ PE13/165
    • En. tleth “sloping, slanting, leaning” ✧ PE13/165
    • Et. tolta “leaning, tottering” ✧ PE13/165
  • Eq. talta “shaky, wobbling, tottering; sloping, slanting” ✧ QL/093
  • Eq. tilt- “to make slope, incline (tr.), decline, shake at foundations, make totter” ✧ QL/093
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root. bounce

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “bounce”, with derivatives like ᴱQ. tanta- “bounce, bound, rebound”, and ᴱQ. tantl “shuttle” (QL/93-94). It also had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon like G. tanta “a dance” and G. tinta- “dance” (GL/69-70). The verb ᴱQ. tanta- “bounce” also appeared in the Early Qenya Grammar of the 1920s with the same derivation, along with other verbs like ᴱQ. tantilta- “hop” and ᴱQ. tantya- “set bouncing” (PE14/58). In much later writings from around 1968, Q. tanta- was given the gloss “to play a harp” (VT41/10).


  • ᴱ✶tṇt- “to bounce”
    • Eq. tanta- “to bounce, bound, rebound” ✧ PE14/058
  • Eq. tanta- “to bounce, bound, rebound” ✧ QL/093
  • Eq. tanta- “to dance (tr.), dandle, wave” ✧ QL/093
  • Eq. tantila- “to hop”
  • Eq. tantilta- “[unglossed]”
  • Eq. tantl “shuttle” ✧ QL/093
  • Eq. tantya- “to set bouncing”
  • G. tanta “a dance”
  • G. tinta- “to dance”
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