Ilk. gwilwering n. “butterfly” (Category: Insect)

Ilk. gwilwering n. “butterfly” (Category: Insect)

A noun for “butterfly” derived from the root ᴹ√WIL (Ety/GWEN). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. wilwarind- suggests its primitive form was *✶wilwarinde. If so, it is an example of how [nd] sometimes became [ŋg] in Ilkorin. As suggested by Helge Fauskanger, this may be due to assimilation to the preceding [g] (AL-Ilkorin/gwilwering).

Reference ✧ Ety/WIL ✧ “butterfly”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√WIL > gwilwering [wilwarinde] > [wilwarind] > [wilwerind] > [gwilwerind] > [gwilweriŋg] ✧ Ety/WIL