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'''''aha''''' is a noun meaning "rage" in [[Quenya]].  
 
'''''aha''''' is a noun meaning "rage" in [[Quenya]].  
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==Etymology==
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[[PQ]] *''ak<sup>h</sup>â'' from [[root]] *AKH.
  
[[Image:Harma.gif]]''Aha'' is also the name of the eleventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.
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In the [[First Age]], ''aha'' was pronounced ''acha''.
  
== History ==
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==Tengwa==
The original name of ''Aha'' was '''''[[Charma]]''''' and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" at the beginning of words and the letter, now called '''''Acha''''', was only used when the "ch" sound was explicit (eg. in the middle of words). Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter name as well became ''Aha''.
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[[Image:Harma.gif|right]]''Aha'' is also the name of the eleventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet. In [[Westron]] it was called '''Shé''' and it had the value of ''sh'' in [[Mannish]] modes.
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=== History ===
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The original name of ''Aha'' was '''''[[Charma]]''''' and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" at the beginning of words and the letter, now called '''''Acha''''', was only used in the middle of words where ''ch'' still retained. Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter name as well became ''Aha''.
  
 
In [[Sindarin]], ''Aha'' still refers to the "ch" sound. In [[Westron Tengwar|Westron]] the letter is called '''''Shé''''' and has the value of "sh".
 
In [[Sindarin]], ''Aha'' still refers to the "ch" sound. In [[Westron Tengwar|Westron]] the letter is called '''''Shé''''' and has the value of "sh".
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
 
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
  
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Tengwar letters]]
 
[[Category:Tengwar letters]]

Revision as of 06:36, 16 July 2009

aha is a noun meaning "rage" in Quenya.

Contents

Etymology

PQ *akhâ from root *AKH.

In the First Age, aha was pronounced acha.

Tengwa

Harma.gif
Aha is also the name of the eleventh letter of the Tengwar alphabet. In Westron it was called Shé and it had the value of sh in Mannish modes.

History

The original name of Aha was Charma and in Quenya it had the value "ch". Over time the "ch" in Quenya softened to "h" at the beginning of words and the letter, now called Acha, was only used in the middle of words where ch still retained. Still later the "ch" sound disappeared altogether and the letter name as well became Aha.

In Sindarin, Aha still refers to the "ch" sound. In Westron the letter is called Shé and has the value of "sh".

References