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Qenya 


noun. (small) fish

A noun for “fish” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶skala under the root ᴹ√SKAL “small fish” (Ety/SKAL²). This replaced an earlier derivation from ᴹ✶khala under the deleted entry for the root ᴹ√KHAL “(small) fish” (Ety/KHAL¹).


  • N. hâl “fish” ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹


  • ᴹ√SKAL “small fish” ✧ Ety/KHAL¹; Ety/SKAL²
  • ᴹ✶skala “fish” ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹
    • ᴹ√SKAL “small fish” ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹

Element in

  • ᴹQ. halatir(no) “kingsfisher, (lit.) fish-watcher” ✧ Ety/KHAL¹ (halatir); Ety/SKAL²

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√KHAL¹ > hala[kʰala] > [xala] > [hala]✧ Ety/KHAL¹
ᴹ√SKAL² > hala[skala] > [xala] > [hala]✧ Ety/SKAL²
ᴹ✶khala > hala[kʰala] > [xala] > [hala]✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹
Qenya [Ety/KHAL¹; Ety/SKAL²; EtyAC/KHAL¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by