S. falas n. “beach, shore, strand, surf(line)” (Category: Shore, Beach)
A well-established word for “beach” or “shore”, derived from the root √PHAL “foam, splash” (PE17/62, 73).
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s this word appeared as G. falos “sea-marge, surf, coast, line; margin, fringe, edge” (GL/33), but it was G. falas “beach” in the contemporaneous Name-list to The Fall of Gondolin (PE15/24) as well as in names from this period such as G. Falas-a-’Wilb “Beach of Peace” and G. Falathron = “Ossë”. It appeared as N. falas “beach, shore” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from the extended form ᴹ√PHÁLAS of the root ᴹ√PHAL “foam” (Ety/PHAL). Similar derivations appeared in Tolkien’s later writings well (PE17/62, 73).
References ✧ PE17/62, 73, 97; RC/18; SA/falas; VT42/15
|√PHAL > falas||[pʰalasse] > [ɸalasse] > [falasse] > [falass] > [falas]||✧ PE17/62|
|√PHAL > falas||[pʰalasse] > [ɸalasse] > [falasse] > [falass] > [falas]||✧ PE17/73|
References ✧ Ety/PHAL
|ᴹ√PHAL/PHÁLAS > falas||[pʰalasse] > [ɸalasse] > [falasse] > [falass] > [falas]||✧ Ety/PHAL|
|ᴹ√PHAL/PHÁLAS > feles||[pʰalassi] > [ɸalassi] > [falassi] > [felessi] > [feless] > [feles]||✧ Ety/PHAL|
References ✧ GL/33; LT1A/Falman; LT2A/Falasquil; PE15/24
|ᴱ√FALA²||✧ GL/33 (fal-¹); LT1A/Falman|
|#-os¹||✧ GL/33 (#-os)|