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Harma

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'''''harma''''' or '''''charma''''' is a noun meaning "treasure" in [[Quenya]].
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'''''harma''''' is a noun meaning "treasure" in [[Quenya]].
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==Etymology==
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[[PQ]] *''k<sup>h</sup>armâ'' from [[root]] [[KHAR]]. In the [[First Age]] it was pronounced ''charma''.
  
 
== Tengwar ==
 
== Tengwar ==
Charma was the original name of the eleventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet and had the value of "ch". Over time [[Quenya]] lost the "ch" sound and the letter was renamed ''[[aha]]''.
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[[Image:Harma.gif|right]]
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Charma was the original name of the eleventh letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet and had the value of "ch".  
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Over time [[Quenya]] lost the "ch" sound in the beginning of words, which became soft ''h'' and was written with [[Halla]] or [[Hyarmen]]; the letter itself was renamed ''[[acha]]'' and was now used only medially.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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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]]
  
[[Category:Quenya words]]
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Revision as of 06:44, 16 July 2009

harma is a noun meaning "treasure" in Quenya.

Etymology

PQ *kharmâ from root KHAR. In the First Age it was pronounced charma.

Tengwar

Harma.gif

Charma was the original name of the eleventh letter of the Tengwar alphabet and had the value of "ch".

Over time Quenya lost the "ch" sound in the beginning of words, which became soft h and was written with Halla or Hyarmen; the letter itself was renamed acha and was now used only medially.

References