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ᴱ√FAYA root. “*free”

⚠️ᴱ√FAYA root. “*free”
LER “free”
LEK “loose, unbind, let, permit, [ᴹ√] let loose, release”
PHAY “spirit; [ᴹ√] radiate, send out rays of light”

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with various Qenya derivatives such as ᴱQ. fainu- “release” and ᴱQ. fairie “freedom” (QL/37). There are words in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon of similar form and meaning, such as G. fair “free, unconstrained” and G. faith “liberty” (GL/34). Of interest is that Tolkien gave this root as an example of a hypothetical ancient gradation of l in different positions of articulation in the early Qenya Phonology, having the most ancient form ᴱ√FAL̃A (PE12/16). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.

References ✧ LT1A/Dor Faidwen; PE12/16; QL/37