Ilk. drôg n. “wolf” (Category: Wolf)

Ilk. drôg n. “wolf” (Category: Wolf)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “wolf” derived from the primitive form ᴹ✶d’rāk (Ety/DARÁK), probably from older *✶darākă. The accent mark in the root ᴹ√DARÁK indicated that the first syllable was unstressed, so that the initial [dar-] became [dr-]. Thereafter the long [ā], became [ō] and the voiceless stop [k] voiced to [g] after the vowel.

Reference ✧ Ety/DARÁK ✧ Dor. drôg “wolf”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶d’rāk > drôg [darā́k] > [drā́k] > [drṓk] > [drṓg] ✧ Ety/DARÁK