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G. gwarin(n) n. “family” (Category: Family)

⚠️G. gwarin(n), n. “family” (Category: Family)
ᴺS. gwaren “[nuclear] family”

The word G. {gwaren >>} gwarin(n) “family” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, derived from primitive ᴱ✶ŋuarenđā (GL/44). It was a combination of G. gwa- “together” and G. renni “family” (GL/65), but it is not clear why the e became i in the compound.

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin I would adapt this word as ᴺS. gwaren as a combination of later prefix gwa- “together” and the Neo-Root ᴺ√RE(N)D “kin”. Furthermore, I would use it specifically for a nuclear family (just the parents and children), as opposed to S. nos(s) which seems to refer to an extended family or clan.

References ✧ GL/44, 65






Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶ŋuarenđā > gwarin(n) [ŋʷarenðā] > [ŋgʷarenðā] > [gʷarenðā] > [gʷarenða] > [gʷarenda] > [gʷarenna] > [gʷaren] ? [gʷarin] ✧ GL/44