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ᴺS. !bam [mb-] n. “sheep” (Category: Sheep)

ᴺS. !bam [mb-], n. “sheep” (Category: Sheep)

A neologism for “sheep” coined by Paul Strack in 2018 specifically for Eldamo, derived from a reduplicated word *mbambā from primitive ✶mbā “sheep”; Q. máma “sheep” shows signs of similar reduplication. This is only one of various possibilities for neologisms for “sheep”: in VinQuettaParma Wiki (VQP) Gábor Lőrinczi suggested ᴺS. maw “sheep” as a direct cognate of Q. máma, and Fiona Jallings suggested ᴺS. *baw as a derivative of ✶mbāba, a primitive form that appeared on VT47/35. Both maw and baw have other meanings in Sindarin, however, so I prefer the somewhat contrived form bam since at least it does not collide with other attested words.

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G. moth n. “sheep” (Category: Sheep)

A noun for “sheep” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s given as { >>} moth (GL/58), likely derived from the early root ᴱ√MAWA “cry, bleat” that was the basis for “sheep” words in Early Qenya (QL/060).

References ✧ GL/58; LT1/247; LT1A/Uin

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mothin plural ✧ GL/58
mothrim plural ✧ GL/58

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ᴺS. !maw² n. “sheep” (Category: Sheep)

See ᴺS. !bam for discussion.

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