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'''Ñoldo''' (later pronounced '''Noldo''') is a word that refers to "One of the [[Noldor]]", the second tribe of the [[Great March]].
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'''''noldo''''' (earlier pronounced '''''ngoldo''''' or '''''ŋoldo''''') is a noun meaning "One of the [[Noldor]]" in [[Quenya]] (the Noldor were the second tribe of [[Elves]] of the [[Great March]]).<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
It is also the name of the 19th letter of the [[Tengwar]]. It's used always in the initial ''ñ'' sound occuring in some [[Quenya]] words.
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[[Image:Noldo.gif|left]]''Noldo'' is also the name in Quenya of the nineteenth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the third letter of the fifth grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "nasal" consonants and it is the fifth letter in the third series of consonants.  For written Quenya or [[Sindarin]], the third series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]'' and this letter represents initial '''NG''' or '''Ŋ'''.  In [[Westron]] the third series is used for a variety of consonantal sounds and this letter represents '''NY'''.<ref>{{App|Letters}}</ref>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Nyé'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
  
In [[Sindarin]] this letter was used for the ''ng'' sound in some modes.
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==Etymology==
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[ÑGOL]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, ÑGOL-</ref>
  
In [[Westron]] modes it was called '''Nye''' and used for the ''ny'' sound.
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==See Also ==
[[category:Quenya words]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
[[category:Tengwar letters]]
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
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Latest revision as of 09:03, 9 November 2012

noldo (earlier pronounced ngoldo or ŋoldo) is a noun meaning "One of the Noldor" in Quenya (the Noldor were the second tribe of Elves of the Great March).[1]

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Noldo is also the name in Quenya of the nineteenth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the third letter of the fifth grade or Tyellë, which contains "nasal" consonants and it is the fifth letter in the third series of consonants. For written Quenya or Sindarin, the third series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma and this letter represents initial NG or Ŋ. In Westron the third series is used for a variety of consonantal sounds and this letter represents NY.[2] The Westron name for this letter is Nyé.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root ÑGOL.[4]

[edit] See Also

[edit] 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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
  3. See Westron Tengwar
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", ÑGOL-