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ᴺS. [N.] ^hwand n. “sponge, fungus” (Category: Vegetation (other))

ᴺS. [N.] ^hwand, n. “sponge, fungus” (Category: Vegetation (other))
See N. chwann for discussion.

N. chwann n. “sponge, fungus” (Category: Vegetation (other))

A noun for “sponge, fungus” appearing as N. chwann or hwand in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶swanda under the root ᴹ√SWAD (Ety/SWAD). In Noldorin of the 1930s, ancient initial sw became voiceless hw, and then this hw became chw.

Neo-Sindarin: Since the change of initial hw to chw did not occur in the Sindarin of 1950s and 60s, I would adopt this word as ᴺS. hwand “sponge, fungus”.

References ✧ Ety/SWAD





Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶swanda > chwand > chwann [swanda] > [w̥anda] > [xwanda] > [xwand] > [xwann] ✧ Ety/SWAD