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ᴺQ. !malda n. “pulp, paste, mash, mush” (Category: Dough)

ᴺQ. !malda, n. “pulp, paste, mash, mush” [created by Paul Strack] (Category: Dough)

A neologism coined by Paul Strack in 2023 specifically for Eldamo, a combination of ᴹ√MBAL “*crush” and ✶-dā “product of an action”, hence “a product of crushing”. Röandil had previously suggested malma with suffixal ma “thing”, but that could be mistaken as an instrument for crushing via instrumental ✶-mā. I prefer malda as having a cleaner derivation, and also being distinct from ᴺQ. malma “lemon”. Röandil also proposed using malma for “dough, grume” as a replacement for [ᴹQ.] makse “dough” whose meaning may have changed, but I prefer to retain this attested word for “dough”.


ᴹ√MBAL “?crush, pound”
-dā “product of an action”

ᴱQ. maru n. “pulp” (Category: Juice)

A word in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “pulp” and derived from the early root ᴱ√MARA¹ “ripe, yellow” (QL/59).

Reference ✧ QL/59 ✧ “pulp”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√MARA¹ > maru [marū] > [maru] ✧ QL/59

ᴺQ. !malma² n. “pulp, paste, mash, mush; dough, grume” (Category: Dough)

See ᴺQ. !malda for discussion.


ᴹ√MBAL “?crush, pound”
Q. ma¹ “something, a thing; anything”