Ilk. garon n. “lord” (Category: Noble, Nobleman)
A Doriathrin noun for “lord” derived from the root ᴹ√ƷAR or possibly ᴹ√GAR (Ety/ƷAR), perhaps from a primitive form *✶ɣarān-. If so, the initial [ɣ] became [g], while the long [ā] became [ō] and then shortened to [o] in the final syllable of a polysyllable.
Conceptual Development: An earlier version of this entry had Dor. garan, which likely had a short [a] in the second syllable which was preserved. Since it did not undergo the Ilkorin Syncope, the primitive form likely either had no final vowel or ended in a short [a], so the second [a] was in the final syllable, which seems to have prevented the syncope; this theory is supported by its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. haran.
References ✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷAR, ƷARA
|ᴹ√ƷAR > garon||[ɣarān] > [ɣarōn] > [garōn] > [garon]||✧ Ety/ƷAR|
|ᴹ√ƷAR > garan||[ɣarana] > [ɣaran] > [garan]||✧ EtyAC/ƷAR|