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'''''ungwë''''' is a noun meaning "spider" or "spiderweb" in [[Quenya]]. Compare with ''[[lhing]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
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'''''ungwë''''' is a noun meaning "spider's web" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
[[Image:Ungwe.gif]]''Ungwë'' is also the name of the eighth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.
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[[Image:Ungwe.gif|left]]''Ungwë'' is also the name in Quenya of the eighth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the fourth letter of the second grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiced 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 or ''kw''-series, the ''[[Quessetéma]]''.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>  In the standard spelling of Quenya, ''Ungwë''represents '''NGW'''<ref>{{App|Letters}}, Note</ref> while in [[Sindarin]] this letter represents '''GW'''.  In [[Westron]] the fourth series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]'', and this letter represents '''G'''.<ref name="Letters"/> The Westron name for this letter is '''''Gá'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[UÑG]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, UÑG-</ref>
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==Example==
 
* [[Ungoliant]] = "Gloomy Spider" or "Gloomweaver"
 
* [[Ungoliant]] = "Gloomy Spider" or "Gloomweaver"
  
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==See Also ==
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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Latest revision as of 09:18, 9 November 2012

ungwë is a noun meaning "spider's web" in Quenya.[1]

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Ungwë is also the name in Quenya of the eighth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the fourth letter of the second grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiced 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 or kw-series, the Quessetéma.[2] In the standard spelling of Quenya, Ungwërepresents NGW[3] while in Sindarin this letter represents GW. In Westron the fourth series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma, and this letter represents G.[2] The Westron name for this letter is .[4]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root UÑG.[5]

[edit] Example

  • Ungoliant = "Gloomy Spider" or "Gloomweaver"

[edit] See Also

[edit] 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. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", UÑG-