ᴹ√LIÑ root. “*twang (descriptive of plucked strings)”
A root appearing in the Quenya Verbal System of the 1940s beside ᴹ√TAÑ of similar meaning, serving as the basis for the verb ᴹQ. linga- whose past form †linge is glossed “ring, twang — descriptive of plucked strings” (PE22/103). It probably refers back to ᴱQ. linga- “to hum like the string of a harp” from around 1930 (PE16/100), a verb used in the Earendel poem (MC/216).
Reference ✧ PE22/103