nwalme (earlier pronounced ngwalme or ŋwalme[note 1]) is a Quenya noun meaning "torment".
is also the name in Quenya of the twentieth letter of the Tengwar
It is the fourth letter of the fifth grade or Tyellë
, which contains "nasal" consonants and it is the fifth letter in the fourth series of consonants. For written Quenya or Sindarin
, the fourth series is used for labialized or kw
-series, the Quessetéma
, and Nwalme
. In Westron
the fourth series is used for the k
-series, the Calmatéma
, and this letter represents NG
The Westron name for this letter is Ngá
The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root ÑGWAL.
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the forms nwalmë/ngwalmë (retaining the same meaning) could be valid Neo-Quenya; see Quettaparma Quenyallo (Quenya Wordlists (accessed 29 November 2010).
- ↑ 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
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
- ↑ See Westron Tengwar
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", ÑGWAL-