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'''''ando''''' is a noun meaning "gate" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
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'''''Ando''''' is a noun meaning "gate" in [[Quenya]]. The word derives from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[AD-]]. Compare with ''[[annon]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
  
[[Image:Ando.gif|left]]''Ando'' is also the name in Quenya of the fifth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the first letter of the second grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiced stops" and it is the second letter in the dental or ''t''-series of consonants, the ''[[Tincotéma]]''.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>  In the standard spelling of Quenya ''Ando'' represents '''ND'''.<ref>{{App|Letters}}, Note</ref>  In all other modes this letter represents '''D'''.<ref name="Letters"/>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Dó'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
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[[Image:Ando.gif]]''Ando'' is also the name of the fifth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet. In all forms this letter was used to represent the letter "d". <ref>{{App|E2i}}</ref>
  
 
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== Sources ==
==Etymology==
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* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[AD]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, AD-</ref>
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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]]
 
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
  

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