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Yanta

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yanta is a noun meaning "bridge" or "yoke" in Quenya.[1]

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Yanta is the name in Quenya of the thirty-fifth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] In most modes it is used as a consonant and represents Y.[2] However, in the Mode of Beleriand, as seen as in the inscription on the West-gate of Moria, Yanta represents E.[3] The Westron name for this letter is Ai.[4]


Etymology

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

See Also

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", YAT -