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'''''aha''''' is a noun meaning "rage" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
The name of the tengwa 11. Its former name was [[Charma]] and in [[Quenya]] it had the value ch in all positions. After [[Quenya]] ch was softerned to h it got the name [[Acha]] and was later used mainly in the middle of the words where ch remained unchanged. However medial ch was softened once more even in middle of words and it became Aha.  
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[[Image:Harma.gif|left]]''Aha'' was also the later name in Quenya of the eleventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet<ref name="Names"/> and the third letter of the third grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiceless spirants".  It was the third letter in the third series of consonants.
  
It had the value ch in [[Sindarin]]. In [[Westron]] it was named [[Shé]] and had the value of sh.
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For written Quenya, the third series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]''.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>  Originally the letter ''Aha'' was called ''[[Harma]]'' and it represented spirant '''CH''' in all positions.  While the letter retains this value in medial positions, over time the sound softened into breath '''H''' at the beginning of words and the name of the letter when so used is ''Aha''.<ref name="Names"/>
  
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==See Also ==
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 8 November 2012

aha is a noun meaning "rage" in Quenya.[1]

Harma.gif
Aha was also the later name in Quenya of the eleventh letter of the Tengwar alphabet[1] and the third letter of the third grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiceless spirants". It was the third letter in the third series of consonants.

For written Quenya, the third series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma.[2] Originally the letter Aha was called Harma and it represented spirant CH in all positions. While the letter retains this value in medial positions, over time the sound softened into breath H at the beginning of words and the name of the letter when so used is Aha.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"