Ilk. gangel n. “harp” (Category: Harp, Lute)
A noun meaning “harp” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGAN(AD) (Ety/ÑGAN), probably from a primitive form *✶ngandellē based on its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. nandelle. Its plural form genglin is a good representation of the rules for plural nouns in Ilkorin: the suffix -in, the syncope of the final vowel and mutation of other vowels. It is also an example of how primitive [nd] sometimes became [ŋg] in Ilkorin. As suggested by Helge Fauskanger, this may be due to assimilation to the preceding [g] (AL-Ilkorin/gangel).
References ✧ Ety/ÑGAN
|ᴹ√ÑGANAD > gangel||[ŋgandellē] > [ŋgandelle] > [ŋgandell] > [ŋgaŋgell] > [ŋgaŋgel] > [gaŋgel]||✧ Ety/ÑGAN|