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N. lhath n. “thong of (?leather)” (Category: Leather)

⚠️N. lhath, n. “thong of (?leather)” (Category: Leather)
ᴺS. ^lath “thong (of leather)”

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s appearing as N. lhath “thong of (?leather)” [the last word is unclear] under the root ᴹ√LATH (Ety/LATH).

Neo-Sindarin: Most Neo-Sindarin writers adapt this word as ᴺS. lath “thong (of leather)” since the unvoicing of initial l did not occur in Sindarin. For example, lath was suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD).

Conceptual Development: The word G. laim “thong, rope” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/52), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√LIMI given its Early Qenya cognate ᴱQ. līmen “thong, band” (QL/54). It was also compared to G. lim² “a sheaf, bundle” (GL/54).

Reference ✧ Ety/LATH ✧ “thong of (?leather)”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√LATH/LAT > lhath [latta] > [lattʰa] > [laθθa] > [laθθ] > [l̥aθθ] > [l̥aθ] ✧ Ety/LATH

G. laim n. “thong, rope” (Category: Rope, Cord)

See N. lhath for discussion.

References ✧ GL/52, 54