ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] alas (alast-) n. “marble” (Category: Rock, Stone)
Neo-Quenya: I think this word may be salvageable in Neo-Quenya as ᴺQ. alas, reconceived as a derivative of ᴹ√GALAS “joy, be glad”, perhaps from ᴺ✶galast- originally with the sense “thing pleasant to touch”.
References ✧ PME/30; QL/30
|‽ᴱ✶ʒalast- > alas||[ɣalastǝ] > [ɣalast] > [ɣalas] > [alas]||✧ QL/30|