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ando

ando is a noun meaning "gate" in Quenya.[1]

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Ando is also the name in Quenya of the fifth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the first letter of the second grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiced stops" and it is the second letter in the dental or t-series of consonants, the Tincotéma.[2] In the standard spelling of Quenya Ando represents ND.[3] In all other modes this letter represents D.[2] The Westron name for this letter is .[4]


[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root AD.[5]

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", AD-