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S. #legol adj. “[Ilk.] nimble, active, running free”

S. #legol, adj. “[Ilk.] nimble, active, running free”
See Ilk. legol for discussion.

Reference ✧ S/123

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Ilk. legol adj. “nimble, active, running free”

An Ilkorin adjective meaning “nimble, active, running free” developed from the root ᴹ√LEK, an element in the river name Legolin (Ety/LEK). It probably developed from a primitive form *✶leklā: after the primitive final [a] was lost, the resulting final [l] became syllabic and developed into [-ol], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/legol).

Conceptual Development: Tolkien did not revise the river name Legolin after abandoning the Ilkorin language, so it is possible he reconceived this word as Sindarin. Its phonetic development from *✶leklā would have produced the same result in Noldorin/Sindarin.

Reference ✧ Ety/LEK ✧ “nimble, active, running free”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√LEK > legol [leklā] > [lekla] > [legla] > [legl] > [legol] ✧ Ety/LEK