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Q. falassë n. “(wave-beaten) shore, seashore, line of surf” (Category: Shore, Beach)

Q. falassë, n. “(wave-beaten) shore, seashore, line of surf; ⚠️[ᴹQ.] beach” (Category: Shore, Beach)

A word for “(wave-beaten) shore” (VT42/15; PE17/135), or “seashore, surfline” (PE17/62), derived from the root √PHAL “foam” (PE17/62).

Conceptual Development: This word first appeared as ᴱQ. falas (falass-) “shore, beach” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as a derivative of the root ᴱ√FALA² (QL/37). It appeared with the gloss “beach” and variants falas and falasse in the contemporaneous Name-list to the Fall of Gondolin (PE15/24) and as falasse “beach” in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/138). ᴹQ. falasse “beach” reappeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived the root ᴹ√PHAL “foam” (Ety/PHAL) and similar derivatives appeared in Tolkien’s later writings as noted above.

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I would reserve this word for its later meaning “(sea)shore” and “surfline”, and for the beach itself I would use the word Q. hresta.

References ✧ PE17/62, 135; SA/falas; VT42/15

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PHAL > falasse [pʰalasse] > [ɸalasse] > [falasse] ✧ PE17/62

ᴹQ. falasse n. “beach” (Category: Shore, Beach)

Reference ✧ Ety/PHAL ✧ “beach”

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ᴹ√PHAL/PHÁLAS > falasse [pʰalasse] > [ɸalasse] > [falasse] ✧ Ety/PHAL

ᴱQ. falas(se) (falass-) n. “shore, beach, surf” (Category: Shore, Beach)

References ✧ LT1A/Falassë Númëa, Falman; LT2A/Falasquil; PE15/24; PE16/138; PME/37; QL/37

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falass- stem “shore, beach” ✧ PME/37
falass- stem   ✧ QL/37

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ᴱ√FALA > falas [ɸalassǝ] > [ɸalass] > [falass] > [falas] ✧ QL/37