Ilk. nîw n. “nose” (Category: Nose)

Ilk. nîw n. “nose” (Category: 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”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶NEÑ-WI > nîw [neŋwi] > [neŋgwi] > [neŋgwe] > [niŋgwe] > [nīwe] > [nīw] ✧ Ety/NEÑ-WI