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GYEL root. “ringing”

GYEL root. “[ᴹ√] *cry of joy or triumph, ⚠️[√] ringing”

This root appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s unglossed, but with derivatives like ᴹQ. yello “call, shout, cry of triumph” and N. gell “joy, triumph, (?victory)” (Ety/GYEL); the last gloss being unclear (EtyAC/GYEL). In The Etymologies, it replaced deleted ᴹ√GEL, also indicated by ᴹQ. ello >> yello. The root reappeared a couple decades later in a list of sound word as part of the set √GYEL, √ÑGYEL, √GYOL, √ÑGYOL collectively glossed “ringing” (PE17/138); see √ÑYEL for further discussion. For the purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I think it best to assume this root retained it 1930s meanings, which was probably something like “*cry of joy or triumph”.

References ✧ PE17/138, 155




ᴹ√GYEL root. “*cry of joy or triumph”

References ✧ Ety/DER, GYEL