Ilk. [ŋ]

Ilk. [ŋ]

The velar nasal generally become [g] initially (PE19/19), while medially it usually became [ɣ] when then vanished (PE19/23). It survived only in the cluster [ŋg], both from original primitive [ŋg] and also as developed from medial [ŋk] and from [ŋw].

It seems that the combination [ŋg] could also appear initially in the Doriathrin dialect, where it might have reduced to a simple nasal [ŋ], allowing this phoneme to appear again as an isolated sound.

Reference ✧ PE19/23 ✧ -ŋg-

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶-ŋw- > -ŋg- [-ŋw-] > [-ŋgw-] > [-ŋg-] ✧ PE19/23