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'''''anga''''' is a noun meaning "iron" in [[Quenya]]. Compare with ''[[ang]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
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'''''anga''''' is a noun meaning "iron" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
[[Image:Anga.gif]]''Anga'' is also the name of the seventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.
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[[Image:Anga.gif|left]]''Anga'' is also the name in Quenya of the seventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the third letter of the second grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiced stops" and it is the second letter in the third series of consonants, which in Quenya and [[Sindarin]] was the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]''.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>  In the standard spelling of Quenya ''Anga'' represents '''NG''',<ref>{{App|Letters}}, Note</ref> while in [[Sindarin]] this letter represents '''G'''.  In [[Westron]], the third series is used for a variety of consonantal sounds and this letter represents '''J'''.<ref name="Letters"/>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Jé'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]].</ref>
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At the end of the second week in [[September]], {{TA|3001}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> [[Gandalf]] rode through [[Hobbiton]] in a cart.  Halting at [[Bag End]] he unloaded bundles of firewords, all of them inscribed with the tengwa ''Anga''.  It was his initial but the hobbit-children who had followed his cart thought the letter stood for "Grand!"<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[ANGA]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, ANGĀ-</ref>
*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[ANGA|ANGĀ]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 348</ref>
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==Examples==
 
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* [[Angamaitë]] = "Iron Handed"
 
* [[Angamaitë]] = "Iron Handed"
  
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==See Also ==
*<small> ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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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]]</small>
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anga is a noun meaning "iron" in Quenya.[1]

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Anga is also the name in Quenya of the seventh letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the third letter of the second grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiced stops" and it is the second letter in the third series of consonants, which in Quenya and Sindarin was the k-series, the Calmatéma.[2] In the standard spelling of Quenya Anga represents NG,[3] while in Sindarin this letter represents G. In Westron, the third series is used for a variety of consonantal sounds and this letter represents J.[2] The Westron name for this letter is .[4]

At the end of the second week in September, T.A. 3001[5] Gandalf rode through Hobbiton in a cart. Halting at Bag End he unloaded bundles of firewords, all of them inscribed with the tengwa Anga. It was his initial but the hobbit-children who had followed his cart thought the letter stood for "Grand!"[6]

Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root ANGA.[7]

Examples

See Also

References

  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. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note
  4. See Westron Tengwar.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", ANGĀ-