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Silme nuquerna

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Silmë Nuquerna is the name in Quenya of the thirtieth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] In form it is an inversion of the twenty-ninth letter (Silmë). It is mostly used as a variation, especially in modes employing superimposed tehtar,[2] and it represents S. However, in the Mode of Beleriand, as seen as in the inscription on the West-gate of Moria,[3] Silmë Nuquerna represents vocalic Y.[4] The Westron name for this letter is Ós.[5]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The vowels
  5. See Westron Tengwar