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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] nyéni n. “(she) goat” (Category: Goat)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] nyéni, n. “(she) goat” (Category: Goat)
See ᴱQ. nyéni for discussion.


nyé “bleat, cry of goat or sheep”

ᴱQ. nyéni n. “she-goat” (Category: Goat)

The word ᴱQ. nyēni “she-goat” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as a feminized form of ᴱQ. nyé “bleat” (QL/68). It also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/68).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. nyéni for “(she) goat” for purposes of Neo-Quenya; see ᴺQ. nyé “bleat” for the rationale, and ᴺQ. naico “goat” for possible alternatives.

References ✧ LT1A/Nienna; PME/68; QL/68




Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√NYE(NE) > nyēni [nʲēnī] > [nʲēni] ✧ QL/68