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Quendi

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The '''Quende''', plural '''[[Quendi]]''', was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]].  
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The '''Quendë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʷende]}}), plural '''[[Quendi]]''' ({{IPA|[ˈkʷendi]}}), was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]].  
  
 
''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
 
''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
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''Quendë'' is an exceptional case where the PQ short final ''-e'' was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.
 
''Quendë'' is an exceptional case where the PQ short final ''-e'' was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.
  
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Revision as of 08:19, 20 January 2010

The Quendë (Q, pron. [ˈkʷende]), plural Quendi ([ˈkʷendi]), was the name given by the Elves to their own kind while they still dwelt at Cuiviénen.

Quendë means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.

Etymology

The word is a direct derivative of the Primitive Quendian word Kwende from root KWENE.

Quendë is an exceptional case where the PQ short final -e was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.