An adjective for “pale” developed from primitive ᴹ✶lugni (Ety/LUG²). It seems that this word underwent [[dan|i-mutation of [u] to [y]]], as in the plural yrc of Dan. urc. However, it is known that [[mp|short final [i] became [e]]] in Common Eldarin, so that ᴹ✶lugni became ᴹ✶lugne before the divergence of these languages, making the i-mutation difficult to explain (as noted by Helge Fauskanger, AL-Nandorin/lygn). One possible explanation is that the short final [ĕ] either [[dan|reverted to [i] or did not change in the first place]] in the Danian branch of Eldarin.
- ᴹQ. lúne “blue, blue, [ᴱQ.] deep blue” ✧ Ety/LUG²
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶lugni > lygn [lugni] > [lugne] > [lugni] > [lygni] > [lygn] ✧ Ety/LUG²