ᴹQ. laiwa adj. “sickly, sick, ill” (Category: Sick; Sickness)
An adjective appearing as ᴹQ. laiwa “sickly, sick, ill” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶slaiwā under the root ᴹ√SLIW “sickly” (Ety/SLIW). The ancient initial sl became voiceless hl, which was then voiced to l as was generally the case in The Etymologies.
Neo-Quenya: In Tolkien’s later writing, he usually retained hl- in spelling if not pronunciation; see the entry on how initial voiceless nasals and liquids were voiced for discussion. As such, most Neo-Quenya writers adapt this word as ᴺQ. hlaiwa.
References ✧ Ety/SLIW; EtyAC/LIW
|ᴹ✶slaiwā > laiwa||[slaiwā] > [l̥aiwā] > [laiwā] > [laiwa]||✧ Ety/SLIW|
References ✧ QL/53
|ᴱ√LEẆE > leuke||[leɣʷki] > [leɣʷke] > [lewke] > [leuke]||✧ QL/53|