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noun. bear

A word for “bear” developed from the primitive form ᴹ✶morókō (Ety/BIRÍT), because in Ilkorin unstressed initial syllables reduced to favored clusters, after which the [[ilk|initial [mr-] became [br-]]]. This word is unusual in that the primitive final vowel did not vanish, but instead developed into -a, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/broga). The conditions for this exception are unclear, but may have been due to the consonant [g] that developed from primitive [k].


  • ᴹQ. morko “bear” ✧ Ety/MORÓK


  • ᴹ✶morókō “bear” ✧ Ety/MORÓK
    • ᴹ√MOROK “*bear” ✧ Ety/MORÓK

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶morókō > broga[morókō] > [moróko] > [mróko] > [bróko] > [brógo] > [bróga]✧ Ety/MORÓK
Doriathrin [Ety/MORÓK] Group: Eldamo. Published by