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N. iaeth n. “neck” (Category: Neck)

N. iaeth, n. “neck” (Category: Neck)

A word for “neck” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶yakta- under the root ᴹ√YAK (Ety/KEM), where the primitive k spirantalized and vocalized to i and the resulting diphthong ai became ae, sound changes that remain plausible in Sindarin as well.

Conceptual Development: There was a similar word G. gath “neck” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s from primitive ᴱ✶yatt- (GL/36), with the Gnomish sound change of initial y to g.

Neo-Sindarin: For purpose of Neo-Sindarin, I would use iaeth for “neck” as a joining between the head and torso, as opposed to lang as a passage from the mouth to stomach and lungs [including the “*throat”] and S. ach referring the vertebrae in the neck [“*(upper) spine”].

Reference ✧ Ety/YAK ✧ “neck”




Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶yakta- > iaeth [jakta] > [jaktʰa] > [jaxθa] > [jaiθa] > [jaiθ] > [jaeθ] ✧ Ety/YAK

G. gath¹ n. “neck” (Category: Neck)

See S. ach¹ for discussion.

Reference ✧ GL/36 ✧ “neck”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶yatt- > gath¹ [jatt] > [gatt] > [gaθθ] > [gaθ] ✧ GL/36