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Doriathrin

alch

noun. swan

An Ilkorin word for “swan” derived from primitive ᴹ✶alkwā (Ety/ÁLAK). This word is a good example of how voiceless stops became spirants after liquids and voiceless stops in Ilkorin.

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. alqa “swan” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶alkwā “swan” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK
    • ᴹ√(A)LAK “swift, rushing” ✧ Ety/ÁLAK; PE18/050

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶alk-wā > alch[alkwā] > [alkwa] > [alxwa] > [alxa] > [alx]✧ Ety/ÁLAK
Doriathrin [Ety/ÁLAK] Group: Eldamo. Published by

trum

noun. shield

A noun for “shield” derived from primitive ᴹ✶turumbē (Ety/TER), where the unstressed vowel in the first syllable vanished to produce the favored combination [tr], and later the [[ilk|[mb] simplified to [m]]] when this cluster became final.

Cognates

  • ᴹT. trumbe “shield” ✧ Ety/TURÚM

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶turumbē “shield” ✧ Ety/TURÚM
    • ᴹ√TURUM “shield” ✧ Ety/TURÚM

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶turúmbē > trumb > trum[turúmbē] > [turúmbe] > [trúmbe] > [trúmb] > [trúm]✧ Ety/TURÚM
Doriathrin [Ety/TURÚM] Group: Eldamo. Published by