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Early Quenya


noun. tinder, chips, firewood

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. tusture “tinder, chips, firewood” in the Qenya Lexicon, a derivative of the root ᴱ√TUŘU [TUÐU] (QL/96).

Neo-Quenya: I think this word may be salvaged in Neo-Quenya as ᴺQ. tusturë based on a Neo-Root ᴺ√TUD from primitive ✱tud+tud-ē (with a reduplicated root), but I would limit its use to “tinder, chips” and use ᴺQ. tundo for “firewood”.


  • G. tuth “tinder”


  • ᴱ√TUÐU “kindle” ✧ LT1A/Turuhalmë; QL/096

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√TUŘU > tusture[tuðturē] > [tuðture] > [tuzture] > [tusture]✧ QL/096


  • tusturë ✧ LT1A/Turuhalmë
Early Quenya [LT1A/Turuhalmë; QL/096] Group: Eldamo. Published by