Dan. Edel n. “Elf”

Dan. Edel n. “Elf”

A noun for “Elf” derived from primitive ᴹ✶edel-, an inversion of the primitive root ᴹ√ELED (Ety/ELED). Unlike most similar Danian nouns, it did not undergo the Danian syncope and retained its second vowel. One possible explanation is that the primitive form of this noun ended in a short vowel, *✶edelă, and this short final vowel vanished before the period of the syncope, preventing it from occurring in this word. Helge Fauskanger originally suggested a theory much like this one (AL-Nandorin/edel).

Conceptual Development: In an earlier version of this entry, the Danian word for Elf was given as Elda (Ety/ELED).

References ✧ Ety/ELED





Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÉLED > Elda [eledā] > [eldā] > [elda] ✧ Ety/ELED
ᴹ✶edel- > Edel [edela] > [edel] ✧ Ety/ELED