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'''''alda''''' is a noun meaning "tree" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>  The genitive plural is ''aldaron''.<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}</ref>  Compare with ''[[galadh]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
  
The name of the tengwa no 28. It had the value ld in Quenya and lh in [[Sindarin]]. In [[Westron]] it was known as Lho.
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[[Image:Alda.gif|left]]''Alda'' is also the name in Quenya of the twenty-eighth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  In written Quenya ''Arda'' is used for '''LD'''.  In other modes this letter represents voiceless '''L''' (or '''LH''').<ref>{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The additional letters''</ref>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Lhó'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[GALÁD]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}},  GALÁD -</ref>
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==Cognates==
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*[[Telerin]] ''[[galla]]''
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[galadh]]''
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==See also==
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* ''[[Aldamir]]'' = "Bejeweled Tree"
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* ''[[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]]'' = "Son of the Trees"
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* ''[[Oromë#Etymology|Aldaron]]''
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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 23:24, 21 October 2012

alda is a noun meaning "tree" in Quenya.[1] The genitive plural is aldaron.[2] Compare with galadh in Sindarin.

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Alda is also the name in Quenya of the twenty-eighth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] In written Quenya Arda is used for LD. In other modes this letter represents voiceless L (or LH).[3] The Westron name for this letter is Lhó.[4]


[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root GALÁD.[5]

[edit] Cognates

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", GALÁD -