Ilk. *neld num. card. “three” (Category: Three)

Ilk. *neld num. card. “three” (Category: Three)

The Doriathrin number “three” attested only as an element in the word neldor “beech” = “three trunks” (Ety/NEL). Its cognates ᴹQ. nelde and N. neledh indicates a primitive form *✶neledē, which would have become Ilk. neld due to the Ilkorin syncope, as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/neldor).

Reference ✧ Ety/NEL ✧ Dor. neld “three”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√NÉL-ED > neld [neledē] > [nelede] > [nelde] > [neld] ✧ Ety/NEL