Ilk. myrilind n. “nightingale”

Ilk. myrilind n. “nightingale”

The Ilkorin noun for “nightingale”, appearing as both murilind and myrilind (Ety/MOR, TIN). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. morilinde indicates a primitive form of *✶morilindē, further supported by the rejected Ilkorin form morilind (EtyAC/MOR). This would have produced murilind according to the rules of Ilkorin i-affection. The variant form myrilind hints at a different (dialectical?) phonetic development, as pointed out by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/murilind). See the entry on i-affection for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/MOR, TIN; EtyAC/MOR

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

môr “night” ✧ Ety/MOR
lind “tuneful, sweet; *singing” ✧ Ety/TIN (#lind)

Cognates

Derivations

Derivatives

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√MOR > mur(i)lind/myr(i)lind [morilindē] > [morilinde] > [murilinde] > [murilind] ✧ Ety/TIN