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‽ᴱ√LEKE root. “*slow; left”

⚠️‽ᴱ√LEKE root. “*slow; left”
ᴹ√KHYAR “left hand”
LEK “loose, unbind, let, permit, [ᴹ√] let loose, release”

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with variants ᴱ√LEKE and ᴱ√LENE as well as derivatives like ᴱQ. lenka “slow, dull, stiff; left (hand)” (QL/52).There are no signs of these roots in Tolkien’s later writing, and they are inconistent with Tolkien’s later notion that Elves were ambidextrous and had no negative associations with “left” (VT49/6-8).

References ✧ QL/52