númenTengwar alphabet. It is the first letter of the fifth grade or Tyellë, which contains "nasal" consonants and it is the fifth letter in the dental or t-series of consonants, the Tincotéma. In most modes this letter represents N. However, in the Mode of Beleriand, this letter represents NN, a common occurrence in Sindarin. Númen was one of the most widely known and used of all the Tengwar since it indicated "west" even in languages that used a very different term. The Westron name for this letter is Nó.
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A possible real-life inspiration is the Latin word numen meaning "divine will".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", footnote 2
- ↑ See Westron Tengwar
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", NDU-
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 303, (dated 6 May 1968)