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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tanca n. “fastening, rivet” (Category: Nail, Peg)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tanca, n. “fastening, rivet” (Category: Nail, Peg)
See ᴱQ. tanka² for discussion.

ᴱQ. tanka² n. “fastening, rivet” (Category: Nail, Peg)

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. tanka “fastening, rivet” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s written under the adjective ᴱQ. tanka “firm, fixed, fast, steady”, both based on the early root ᴱ√TAKA “fix, fasten” (QL/88).

Neo-Quenya: The root √TAK and adjective tanca survive in Tolkien’s later writing, so I think the noun ᴺQ. tanca “fastening, rivet” can also be retained for purposes of Neo-Quenya, perhaps as a nominalized form of the adjective.

Reference ✧ QL/88 ✧ tanka “fastening, rivet”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√TAKA > tanka [taŋkā] > [taŋka] ✧ QL/88