Ilk. gald n. “tree”
A Doriathrin noun for “tree” derived from the root ᴹ√GÁLAD (Ety/GALAD), probably from a primitive form *✶galadā with the second a lost due to the Ilkorin Syncope. Note that the first element [gal-] did not reduce to [gl-] because the initial syllable was stressed in the primitive word.
Reference ✧ Ety/GALAD ✧ Dor. gald “tree”
|ᴹ√GÁLAD > gald||[galadā] > [galada] > [galda] > [gald]||✧ Ety/GALAD|