Ilk. líw n. “fish”

Ilk. líw n. “fish”

A Doriathrin noun for “fish” derived from primitive ᴹ✶liñwi (Ety/LIW). It is the clearest example of how [ŋg] vanished before [w] lengthening the preceding vowel, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/líw). @@@ same development in ᴱN hiw PE13/147

Conceptual Development: This word first appeared as rejected ling (EtyAC/LIW), probably reflecting Tolkien’s uncertainty on the development of [-ŋgw-] in Ilkorin.

References ✧ Ety/LIW; EtyAC/LIW

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶liñwi > líw [liŋwi] > [liŋgwi] > [liŋgwe] > [līwe] > [līw] ✧ Ety/LIW
ᴹ√LINGWI > ling [liŋwi] > [liŋgwi] > [liŋgwe] > [liŋge] > [liŋg] ✧ EtyAC/LIW