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Q. hlón(a) (hlon-) n. “noise, sound” (Category: Noise, Thunder)

Q. hlón(a) (hlon-), n. “noise, sound” (Category: Noise, Thunder)

A word for “a noise” appearing in a list of roots for sound words from 1959-60 with variants hlóna and hlōn, derived from the root √(S)LON (PE17/138). It also appeared in a draft of the Quendi and Eldar essay from around the same time as hlōn “sound” from ✶slōn, an element in ohlon “diphthong” (VT48/29). It appeared in its plural form hloni “sound” in the Quendi and Eldar essay itself (WJ/394).

Conceptual Development: A similar form ᴱQ. lon or londe “loud noise” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as a derivative of the early root ᴱ√LOŘO [LOÐO] (QL/56).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would use this word mostly for incoherent (and especially non-vocal) noise, as opposed to Q. láma for more coherent (and especially vocal) sound, even though this isn’t entirely consistent with Tolkien’s term Q. hlonitë for “phonetic”. Perhaps the use of hlon- in this term emphasizes that a phoneme cannot by itself be coherent, especially consonantal phonemes (which were the focus of early Elvish linguistics).

References ✧ PE17/138; VT48/29; WJ/394

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Inflections

hloni plural “sounds” ✧ WJ/394

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Derivations

Phonetic Developments

SLON > hlóna [slōna] > [l̥ōna] ✧ PE17/138
slōn > hlōn [slōn] > [l̥ōn] ✧ VT48/29

ᴱQ. lon(de) (lond-) n. “loud noise” (Category: Noise, Thunder)

See Q. hlón(a) for discussion.

References ✧ QL/56

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Inflections

lond- stem ✧ QL/56

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LOŘO > lon [lonð] > [lond] > [lon] ✧ QL/56