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Sar

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From [[PQ]] *''sarno'', [[root]] [[SAR]].
 
From [[PQ]] *''sarno'', [[root]] [[SAR]].
  
''Sar'' is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case.
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''Sar'' is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case. One would expect *''sarno'' > **''sár''
 
==Example==
 
==Example==
 
* [[Elessar]]
 
* [[Elessar]]

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sar (pl. *sarni) is a noun meaning "stone" in Quenya.

Etymology

From PQ *sarno, root SAR.

Sar is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case. One would expect *sarno > **sár

Example

Cognates

Other versions

The Etymologies give the stem of the word as sard- (eg. plural sardi) however in another source, the stem of the name Elessar is given as Elesarno[1]. This, and the Sindarin word sarn, point out that the stem was corrected by Tolkien to sarn-.

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar 49 p.28