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ᴱQ. suiva adj. “soughing, moaning” (Category: Wind)

A word appearing as ᴱQ. suiva “soughing, moaning” in Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an adjectival form of ᴱQ. “noise of wind” (QL/86). The word “soughing” is the present participle of the archaic English verb “sough” meaning “make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound (of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.)”.

Neo-Quenya: Since Q. “sound of wind” reappeared in later writings (VT47/12), I think ᴺQ. suiva can also be used in Neo-Quenya to describing something with a moaning, wind-like sound.

Reference ✧ QL/86 ✧ “soughing, moaning”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√SUH͡YU > suiva [suθʲiβā] > [suθʲiβa] > [suðʲiβa] > [suīβa] > [suīva] > [suiva] ✧ QL/86