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* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* [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]]

Revision as of 17:38, 13 February 2010

aha is a noun meaning "rage" in Quenya.

Etymology

PQ *akhâ from root *AKH.

In the First Age, aha was pronounced acha.

Tengwa

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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".

Inflection

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References