a is Sindarin for "and" as well as "O!".
a is a Gnomish prefix, used to (1) cause an "initial consonant change; (2) form several adjectives and nouns.
- ↑ Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 17