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ᴺQ. !sarnincë n. “pebble” (Category: Rock, Stone)

ᴺQ. !sarnincë, n. “pebble” [created by Paul Strack] (Category: Rock, Stone)

A neologism for “pebble” coined by Paul Strack in 2018 specifically for Eldamo (updated from sardincë to sarnincë in 2021), a diminutive form of Q. sar (sarn-) “stone”. There are a number of Early Qenya words for “pebble” from the 1910s and 20s, but all have various issues for adapting them to Neo-Quenya.


Q. #sar “stone (small)”
Q. #-incë “diminutive ending”


ᴱQ. hyelle n. “pebble” (Category: Rock, Stone)

A word for “pebble” in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/138; PE16/144). Its etymology is unclear, and in later writings ᴹQ. hyelle was used as a word for “glass”.

References ✧ PE16/138, 144


ᴱQ. tolot (tolokt-) n. “pebble, cobble-stone” (Category: Rock, Stone)

A word for “pebble, cobble-stone” in the English-Qenya Dictionary of the 1920s (PE15/77). Its etymology is unclear; elsewhere in Quenya ᴹ√TOLOT was connected to the number “eight”, and √TOL with things that stand or stick up.

References ✧ PE15/77




[tolo]kta stem ✧ PE15/77

ᴱQ. ‽lalle (lalli-) n. “pebble” (Category: Rock, Stone)

A word for “pebble” the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing under the root ᴱ√LALA, though Tolkien marked it with a “?” and other derivatives of the root had to do with “babble” (QL/50). This word was also mentioned in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/50).

References ✧ PME/50; QL/50




lalli- stem ✧ QL/50


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LALA > ‽lalle [lalli] > [lalle] ✧ QL/50