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'''''Quessë''''' is a noun meaning "feather" in [[Quenya]].
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'''''quessë''''' is a noun meaning "feather" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
[[Image:Quesse.gif]]''Quessë'' is also the name of the 4rth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet and is the first letter of the '''Quessetéma'''.
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[[Image:Quesse.gif|left]]''Quessë'' is also the name in Quenya of the fourth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the fourth letter of the first grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiceless stops" and it is the first letter in the fourth series of consonants.  For written Quenya or [[Sindarin]], the fourth series is used for the labialized ''k'' or ''kw''-series, the ''[[Quessetéma]]'', and ''Quessë'' represents '''KW''' (which may be transcribed in English as '''QU'''). In [[Westron]] the fourth series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]'', and this letter '''K''' or "hard" '''C''''.<ref>{{App|Letters}}</ref>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Cá'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
  
In Quenya it has the value of '''QU'''.
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==Etymology==
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KWES]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, KWES-</ref>
  
In [[Westron Tengwar|Westron]] and other languages, the letter is called '''''Ká''''' and its value is '''K'''.
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==See Also ==
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
  
 
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* [[The Lord of the Rings]], [[Appendix E]]
 
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
 
 
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quessë is a noun meaning "feather" in Quenya.[1]

Quesse.gif
Quessë is also the name in Quenya of the fourth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the fourth letter of the first grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiceless stops" and it is the first letter in the fourth series of consonants. For written Quenya or Sindarin, the fourth series is used for the labialized k or kw-series, the Quessetéma, and Quessë represents KW (which may be transcribed in English as QU). In Westron the fourth series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma, and this letter K or "hard" C'.[2] The Westron name for this letter is .[3]

Etymology

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

See Also

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", KWES-