Ilk. líw n. “fish” (Category: 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
|ᴹ✶liñwi > líw||[liŋwi] > [liŋgwi] > [liŋgwe] > [līwe] > [līw]||✧ Ety/LIW|
|ᴹ√LINGWI > ling||[liŋwi] > [liŋgwi] > [liŋgwe] > [liŋge] > [liŋg]||✧ EtyAC/LIW|