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'''''unque''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "hollow".
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'''''unque''''' is a noun meaning "a hollow" in [[Quenya]].<ref name="Names">{{App|Letters}}, Note, ''The names of the letters''</ref>
  
[[Image:Unque.gif]]''unque'' is also the name of the sixteenth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.
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[[Image:Unque.gif|left]]''Unque'' is also the name in Quenya of the sixteenth letter of the [[Tengwar]] alphabet.<ref name="Names"/>  It is the fourth letter of the fourth grade or [[Tyellë]], which contains "voiced spirants" and it is the fourth letter in the fourth series of consonants.<ref name="Letters">{{App|Letters}}</ref>    In the standard spelling of Quenya this letter represents '''NKW''' (or transcribed in English as '''NQU''')<ref name="Names"/> while in [[Sindarin]] this letter represents '''GHW'''.  In [[Westron]] the fourth series is used for the ''k''-series, the ''[[Calmatéma]]'', and this letter represents '''GH'''.<ref name="Letters"/>  The Westron name for this letter is '''''Agha'''''.<ref>See [[Westron Tengwar]]</ref>
  
==References==
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==Etymology==
''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix E]]
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The word derives from the [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[UNUK]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, UNUK-</ref>
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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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Latest revision as of 09:19, 9 November 2012

unque is a noun meaning "a hollow" in Quenya.[1]

Unque.gif
Unque is also the name in Quenya of the sixteenth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the fourth letter of the fourth grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiced spirants" and it is the fourth letter in the fourth series of consonants.[2] In the standard spelling of Quenya this letter represents NKW (or transcribed in English as NQU)[1] while in Sindarin this letter represents GHW. In Westron the fourth series is used for the k-series, the Calmatéma, and this letter represents GH.[2] The Westron name for this letter is Agha.[3]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. See Westron Tengwar
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", UNUK-