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ai

ai is Quenya for alas.[1]

[edit] Example

  • Ai! Laurië lantar lassi... = "Ah! like gold fall the leaves"
  • Ai lintulindova Lasselanta = "Oh! Fall with its many swallows"[2]

[edit] Cognates

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 1
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Narqelion" (followed by "Narqelion and the Early Lexicons: Some Notes on the First Elvish Poem" by Christopher Gilson), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 40, April 1999