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ᴱQ. iqista n. “a request; if you please, please” (Category: to Ask, Request)

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. iqista “a request” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√IQI “request, ask for” (QL/43). Tolkien said that “by itself it = if you please, please”.

Neo-Quenya: I would retain ᴺQ. iquista “request” for purposes of Neo-Quenya along with related words, based on the Neo-Root ᴺ√IKWI(S). For “please” as marker of politeness, I would use the later formation mecin.

Reference ✧ QL/43 ✧ “a request; if you please, please”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√IQI > iqista [ikʷistā] > [ikʷista] ✧ QL/43