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ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] nungwë n. “cold (in the nose or head)” (Category: to Cough)

ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] nungwë, n. “cold (in the nose or head)” (Category: to Cough)
ᴱQ. nang- “I have a cold”
See ᴱQ. nungo for discussion.


ᴹQ. nengwe “nose”

ᴱQ. nungo n. “cold (in the nose or head)” (Category: to Cough)

This word appeared as ᴱQ. nungo “a cold in head” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from ᴱ✶nṇg·ẇǝ under the early root ᴱ√NṆGṆ “have a cold” (QL/66), where the syllabic became un [uŋ] before the primitive labial w. In Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s, the word became ᴱQ. nungwe “cold in the nose” (PE16/145), probably of similar origin.

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. nungwë “cold (in the nose or head)” for purposes of Neo-Quenya as a variant of ᴹQ. nengwe “nose” with the back-vowel u representing congestion in the nose.

References ✧ PE16/145; QL/66




Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√NṆGṆ > ‽nṇg·ẇǝ > nungo [nṇgwǝ] > [nṇgw] > [nṇgu] > [nṇgo] > [nuŋgo] ✧ QL/66