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Hwesta Sindarinwa

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Hwesta Sindarinwa ("Grey-elven hw") is the name in Quenya of the thirty-fourth letter of the Tengwar alphabet. This letter is not used in written Quenya because "hw" is represented by Hwesta and no distinct sign for "chw" is needed. Because "hw" and "chw" are used frequently in Sindarin, and Hwesta is used for "chw",[1] this variant letter arose to represent "voiceless" W or HW.[2] The Westron name for this letter is Whí,[3] which suggests that it also represents "hw" in that language.

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  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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  3. See Westron Tengwar