A noun for “ice” in the Qenya Lexicon under the early root ᴱ√ẎALA “ring, sound hollow” (QL/105). Elsewhere in the Qenya Lexicon Tolkien contrasted it with ᴱQ. helke “ice” (QL/39), and in later writings Tolkien retained helke and seems to have abandoned yalka.
- ᴱ√ẎALA “ring, sound hollow” ✧ QL/105
Development Stages Sources ᴱ√ẎALA > yalka [ðʲalkā] > [ðʲalka] > [jalka] ✧ QL/105