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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] laulë n. “mode of life, *lifestyle” (Category: to Live; Living; Life)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] laulë, n. “mode of life, *lifestyle” (Category: to Live; Living; Life)
See ᴱQ. laule for discussion.

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ᴱQ. laule n. “life, mode of life” (Category: to Live; Living; Life)

A noun appearing as {laume >>} ᴱQ. lauste “life, mode of life” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√LAWA “*life (of plants)” (QL/52). Tolkien also gave laule = laume, so presumably this was also equivalent to lauste. The word laume “life” also appeared (undeleted) in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/52).

Neo-Quenya: Since √LAW had a similar meaning in Tolkien’s later writings, I’d retain ᴺQ. laulë “mode of life” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, along with other words derived from it. In the “Neologism of the Day” (NotD) series on the Vinyë Lambengolmor Discord Server posted at 2023-06-18, Valerie suggested this word might mean “*lifestyle” as well.

References ✧ PME/52; QL/52





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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LAWA > lauste [lawstē] > [lawste] > [lauste] ✧ QL/52
ᴱ√LAWA > laule [lawlē] > [lawle] > [laule] ✧ QL/52