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'''''hwesta''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "breeze".
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'''''hwesta''''' is a noun meaning "breeze" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
[[Image:Hwesta.gif]]''hwesta'' is also the name of the twelfth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.
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[[Image:Hwesta.gif|left]]''Hwesta'' is also the name in Quenya of the twelfth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the fourth letter of the third grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiceless spirants" and it is the third letter in the fourth series of consonants.  For written Quenya or [[Sindarin]], the fourth series is used for the labialized or ''kw''-series, the ''[[Quessetéma]]''.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>
  
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In Quenya, which does not need a distinct sign for ''chw'', this letter represents '''HW'''.  In Sindarin, which does distinguish between ''chw'' and ''hw'', ''Hwesta'' represents '''CHW''' while ''[[Hwesta Sindarinwa]]'' (the thirty-fourth letter) represents '''HW'''.<ref name="Names"/>  In [[Westron]] the fourth series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]'', and this letter represents spirant '''CH''' as in Scottish "loch".<ref name="Letters"/>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Aha'''''<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref> (not to be confused with the name in Quenya of [[Aha|letter 11]]).
* ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix E]]
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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 22:46, 8 November 2012

hwesta is a noun meaning "breeze" in Quenya.[1]

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Hwesta is also the name in Quenya of the twelfth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the fourth letter of the third grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiceless spirants" and it is the third letter in the fourth series of consonants. For written Quenya or Sindarin, the fourth series is used for the labialized or kw-series, the Quessetéma.[2]

In Quenya, which does not need a distinct sign for chw, this letter represents HW. In Sindarin, which does distinguish between chw and hw, Hwesta represents CHW while Hwesta Sindarinwa (the thirty-fourth letter) represents HW.[1] In Westron the fourth series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma, and this letter represents spirant CH as in Scottish "loch".[2] The Westron name for this letter is Aha[3] (not to be confused with the name in Quenya of letter 11).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. See Westron Tengwar