a

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Quenya

a is used in Quenya as an interjection "O, Oh".

Examples

  • a Túrin Turambar turún’ ambartanen = (O master of doom by doom mastered)[1]

Sindarin

a is Sindarin for "and"[2][3] as well as "O!"[3].

Cognates

Gnomish

a is a Gnomish prefix, used to (1) cause an "initial consonant change; (2) form several adjectives and nouns.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", (entry ar-)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 17