A noun for “goose” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶wān under the root ᴹ√WĀ “blow” (Ety/WĀ), where ancient ā became au. It had a Noldorin plural form of guin, but if adapted to (Neo) Sindarin its plural would be gwoen: compare Sindarin plural S. noeg of naug “dwarf” (UT/100) vs. its Noldorin plural N. nuig (EtyAC/NAUK).
- ᴹQ. ván “goose” ✧ Ety/WA-N
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶WĀ-N > gwaun [wān] > [wǭn] > [woun] > [gwoun] > [gwaun] ✧ Ety/WA-N ᴹ✶WĀ-N > guin [wāni] > [wǭni] > [wouni] > [gwouni] > [gwauni] > [gwuin] > [guin] ✧ Ety/WA-N