S. Nindalf loc. “Wetwang”

S. Nindalf, loc. “Wetwang”

The fens below the falls of Rauros, translated “Wetwang” (LotR/373). This name is a combination of nîn¹ “wet” and the lenited form of talf “flat field” (PE17/52, 61; RC/779).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this region was first named N. Palath Nenui “Wetwang” (TI/268), soon revised to N. Nindalf (TI/281).

References ✧ LotR/373, 1113; LotRI/Nindalf, Wetwang; PE17/52, 61, 167; RC/334, 779; SA/nen

Glosses

Variations

Elements

nîn¹ “wet” ✧ PE17/52; PE17/61; RC/779; SA/nen
talf “wang, flat field, topographical flat area” soft-mutation ✧ PE17/52; PE17/52; PE17/61; RC/779 (dalf)

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

nēn-talma > nindalf [nēnatalma] > [nīnatalma] > [nīnatalm] > [nīnadalm] > [nīndalm] > [nindalm] > [nindalv] ✧ PE17/167

N. Nindalf loc. “Wetwang”

See S. Nindalf for discussion.

References ✧ PE22/68; TI/281; TII; WRI

Glosses


N. Palath Nenui loc. “Wetwang”

Earliest Elvish name for the Wetwang appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/268), a combination of palath¹ “surface” and otherwise unattested nenui “wet”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.38).

See S. Nindalf for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/268; TII/Nindalf

Glosses

Changes

Elements

palath¹ “surface”
nenui “wet” ✧ TI/268