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'''TEK''' is a [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] signifying "sign; make a written mark". The root is related to [[TEÑ]].<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 43-44, 187 (root appearing as "√TEK" and "TEK-")</ref>
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==Derivatives==
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'' appears the root TEK- ("make a mark, write or draw (signs or letters)"), given several derivatives:<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 391 (root appearing as "TEK-")</ref>
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*[[Quenya]]: ''teke'' ("writes"); ''[[tehta]]'' ("a mark (in writing), sign, diacritic"); ''tengwanda'' ("alphabet"); tenkele ("writing system, spelling"); ''tekko'' ("stroke of pen or brush")
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*[[Primitive Quendian]] ''tekla'' > [[Quenya]] ''tekil'' (pen)
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*[[Noldorin]]: ''teihto'' ("write"); ''teith'' ("mark"); ''tîw'' ("letter"); ''tegl'', ''tegol'' ("pen")
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In the ''Qenya Lexicon'' appears the root TEKE ("make marks").<ref>{{PE|12}}</ref><ref name=PE17/>
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Revision as of 11:10, 13 June 2011

TEK is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "sign; make a written mark". The root is related to TEÑ.[1]

Derivatives

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Other versions

In the Etymologies appears the root TEK- ("make a mark, write or draw (signs or letters)"), given several derivatives:[2]

  • Quenya: teke ("writes"); tehta ("a mark (in writing), sign, diacritic"); tengwanda ("alphabet"); tenkele ("writing system, spelling"); tekko ("stroke of pen or brush")
  • Noldorin: teihto ("write"); teith ("mark"); tîw ("letter"); tegl, tegol ("pen")

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root TEKE ("make marks").[3][1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 43-44, 187 (root appearing as "√TEK" and "TEK-")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 391 (root appearing as "TEK-")
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)