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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^súsa [súþa] n. “bath water, hot water” (Category: to Wash)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^súsa [súþa], n. “bath water, hot water” (Category: to Wash)
See ᴱQ. sausa for discussion.


ᴱQ. sausa n. “bath water, hot water” (Category: to Wash)

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. sausa in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “bath water, hot water” derived from the early root ᴱ√SOVO or ᴱ√SOW̯O “wash” (QL/86). Very likely the ancient ou became au as was the usual phonetic development in Qenya of the 1910s and 20s.

Neo-Quenya: I retain ᴺ√SOW “wash” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, so I would adapt this word as ᴺQ. súsa “bath water, hot water” using the later sound change of ou to ū. To explain the intervocalic s, I assume the archaic form of this noun was southā; compare G. soth “bath”.

Reference ✧ QL/86 ✧ “bath water, hot water”


Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√SOVO > sausa [soβsā] > [soβsa] > [sousa] > [sausa] ✧ QL/86