Ilk. (n)gôl adj. “wise, magical” (Category: Wise)

Ilk. (n)gôl adj. “wise, magical” (Category: Wise)

A Doriathrin adjective for “wise, magical” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGOL (Ety/ÑGOL, THIN). In an earlier version of this entry, the forms were ngûl and gûl, but these were rejected (EtyAC/ÑGOL). It may be that Tolkien was considering making this another case where long [ō] became [ū] in Ilkorin, but he rejected the idea. In the entry for ÑGOL in The Etymologies, it appeared as both ngôl and gôl; the first of seems to be a variant of the usual rule that initial [ŋg] became [g] in Ilkorin.

See Ilk. initial nasals usually vanished before stops for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ÑGOL, THIN; EtyAC/ÑGOL, THIN




Element In



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGOL > ngôl/gôl [ŋgōl] > [ŋgōl] ✧ Ety/ÑGOL