ᴱQ. nungo n. “cold (in the nose or head)” (Category: to Cough)
This word appeared as ᴱQ. nungo “a cold in head” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from ᴱ✶nṇg·ẇǝ under the early root ᴱ√NṆGṆ “have a cold” (QL/66), where the syllabic ṇ became un [uŋ] before the primitive labial w. In Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, the word became ᴱQ. nungwe “cold in the nose” (PE16/145), probably of similar origin.
Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. nungwë “cold (in the nose or head)” for purposes of Neo-Quenya as a variant of ᴹQ. nengwe “nose” with the back-vowel u representing congestion in the nose.
References ✧ PE16/145; QL/66
|ᴱ√NṆGṆ > ‽nṇg·ẇǝ > nungo||[nṇgwǝ] > [nṇgw] > [nṇgu] > [nṇgo] > [nuŋgo]||✧ QL/66|