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Q. nwámë n. “wolvish howling” (Category: Wolf)

Q. nwámë, n. “wolvish howling” (Category: Wolf)

A word for “wolvish howling” the Outline of Phonology from the 1950s derived from primitive ✶ñgwaumē based on the root √ÑGWAW “howl” and illustrating how ancient wau would dissimilate to or au (PE19/106).

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies of the 1930s Tolkien had ᴹQ. naule “wolfhowl” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGAW “howl” (Ety/ÑGAW). This seems to have replaced ᴹQ. hu “howl” {<< ᴹQ. ñōn “growl, groan”} from the deleted root ᴹ√ÑO(NO).

Neo-Quenya: In theory nwáme and naule “howl” might coexist, but I think it best to stick to later nwáme.

Reference ✧ PE19/106 ✧ ñwáme “wolvish howling”

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Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ñgwaumē > ñwáme [ŋgwaumē] > [ŋgwāmē] > [ŋwāmē] > [ŋwāme] > [nwāme] ✧ PE19/106

ᴹQ. naule [ñ] n. “wolfhowl” (Category: Wolf)

See Q. nwámë for discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/ÑGAW ✧ “wolfhowl”

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGAW > naule [ŋgaule] > [ŋaule] > [naule] ✧ Ety/ÑGAW

ᴹQ. hu n. “howl” (Category: Wolf)

See Q. nwámë for discussion.

References ✧ EtyAC/ÑŌ²

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑŌ²/ÑONO > hu [ŋu] > [ɣu] > [hu] ✧ EtyAC/ÑŌ²