N. lhath n. “thong of (?leather)” (Category: Leather)
Conceptual Development: The word G. laim “thong, rope” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/52), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√LIMI given its Early Qenya cognate ᴱQ. līmen “thong, band” (QL/54). It was also compared to G. lim² “a sheaf, bundle” (GL/54).
Neo-Sindarin: Most Neo-Sindarin writers adapt this word as ᴺS. lath “thong (of leather)” since the unvoicing of initial l did not occur in Sindarin. For example, lath was suggested in Hiswelókë’s Sindarin Dictionary (HSD).
Reference ✧ Ety/LATH ✧ “thong of (?leather)”
|ᴹ√LATH/LAT > lhath||[latta] > [lattʰa] > [laθθa] > [laθθ] > [l̥aθθ] > [l̥aθ]||✧ Ety/LATH|