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UK is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "nasty".[1] Patrick H. Wynne notes that the root is "apparently an onomatopoeic stem" and that it is "probably related to the root UG 'dislike' (whence Q. úra 'nasty')".[2]

In Eldarin Roots and Stems appear the roots "? UK, UKLA" (without any given significations, except for being one of the opposites of AYA).[3] It has been suggested that "the queried stem uk in this note is perhaps the same as later UK 'nasty'".[4][note 1]

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Notes

  1. Note that the two different transcriptions have been rendered from the reading of the same manuscript: "? uk: ukla" in Vinyar Tengwar 49 and "? UK, UKLA" in Parma Eldalamberon XVII. Perhaps the latter was editorially changed to the standardized form given to roots.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two: III. Variation D/L in Common Eldarin" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 25
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 32 (note 15, "Editor's Notes")
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 149, 188
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 14