Ilk. myrilind n. “nightingale” (Category: Bird (other))
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
|lind||“tuneful, sweet; *singing”||✧ Ety/TIN (#lind)|
|ᴹ√MOR > mur(i)lind/myr(i)lind||[morilindē] > [morilinde] > [murilinde] > [murilind]||✧ Ety/TIN|