A noun for “night” derived from primitive ᴹ✶mǭri (EtyAC/MOR), where the primitive [[ilk|[ǭ] became [ō]]].
- ᴹQ. móre “blackness, dark, night” ✧ Ety/MOR
- Ilk. myrilind “nightingale” ✧ Ety/MOR
Development Stages Sources ᴹ✶mǭri > môr [mǭri] > [mǭre] > [mōre] > [mōr] ✧ EtyAC/MOR
A noun for “darkness” developed from the root ᴹ√UÑG (Ety/UÑG), perhaps from a primitive form ✱✶uñglē̆ [uŋglē̆] as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/ungol): after the [[ilk|primitive final [e] was lost]], the resulting [[ilk|final [l] would become syllabic and develop into [-ol]]].
- ᴹ√UÑG “*gloom” ✧ Ety/UÑG
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√UÑG > ungol [uŋgle] > [uŋgl] > [uŋgol] ✧ Ety/UÑG
A Doriathrin adjective meaning “black” (Ety/DUN). Its Noldorin and Danian cognates imply development from a primitive form ✱✶dunnā. Since the primitive form ended in [a], the Ilkorin a-affection would ordinarily have produced ✱✱donn. However, it seems that a-affection was prevented or reversed before [nn], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/dunn).
- N. donn “swart, swarthy; shady, shadowy” ✧ Ety/DUN
- ᴹ√DUN “dark (of colour)” ✧ Ety/DUN; Ety/ÑGOROTH
- Ilk. Nan Dungorthin “Vale of Black Horror” ✧ Ety/DUN; Ety/ÑGOROTH
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√DUN > dunn [dunnā] > [dunna] > [donna] > [dunna] > [dunn] ✧ Ety/DUN