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adjective. steep, falling steeply (of river)

An adjective meaning “steep, falling steeply (of river)” derived from primitive ᴹ✶stalrā (Ety/STAL). The [[ilk|initial [s] spirantalized the following [t] to [θ] (“th”)]], and the [[mp|[lr] became [ll]]], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/thall).


  • ᴹ✶stalrā “steep, falling steeply (of river)” ✧ Ety/STAL
    • ᴹ√STAL “steep” ✧ Ety/STAL

Element in

  • Ilk. thalos “torrent” ✧ Ety/STAL

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶stalrā > thall[stalrā] > [stallā] > [stalla] > [θalla] > [θall]✧ Ety/STAL
Doriathrin [Ety/STAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by