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N. annabon n. “elephant” (Category: Elephant)

N. annabon, n. “elephant” (Category: Elephant)
?ᴱ√ǶUNU

A noun for “elephant” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, a combination of N. ann “long” and N. bon(n) “snouted”, from primitive ᴹ✶andambundā (Ety/MBUD). Its historical development would have produced **annammonn, but Tolkien said it was with “with dissimal[itive] alter[ation] of medial mb” (EtyAC/MBUD). The similar forms {Andabund >>} Andrabonn for “elephant” appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts of the 1940s.

Conceptual Development: In the Quenya Lexicon of the 1910s, Tolkien gave G. funt as the equivalent of ᴱQ. hunto “elephant” (QL/41).

References ✧ Ety/MBUD; WR/136; WRI/Andabund

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ann “long” prefix ✧ Ety/MBUD (#anna-)
#bon(n) “snouted” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/MBUD (#bon)

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶andambundā > andabon > annabon [andambundā] > [andambunda] > [andambonda] > [andambond] ? [andabond] > [annabond] > [annabonn] > [annabon] ✧ Ety/MBUD

G. funt n. “elephant” (Category: Elephant)

See N. annabon for discussion.

Reference ✧ QL/41 ✧ “elephant”

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