Ilk. nîw n. “nose”
A Doriathrin noun for “nose” derived from ᴹ✶neñwi (Ety/LIW). It is likely an example of how [ŋg] vanished before [w] lengthening the preceding vowel, especially if the [e] first became [i] before the [ŋg], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/nîw).
Reference ✧ Ety/NEÑ-WI ✧ Dor. nîw “nose”
|ᴹ✶NEÑ-WI > nîw||[neŋwi] > [neŋgwi] > [neŋgwe] > [niŋgwe] > [nīwe] > [nīw]||✧ Ety/NEÑ-WI|