[ᴹ]*√NEM root. “seem, appear” (Category: to Seem)
A root implied by the verb ᴹQ. nem- “seem” in the Quenya Verbal System from the 1940s (PE22/99), as well as Q. nemesta “appearance, seeming” from Common Eldarin: Verb Structure from the early 1950s (PE22/137). The forms Q. níma/nimulë and S. nîf/nivol in 1957 notes, all glossed “phantom” or “seeming”, hint that this root may have become *√NIM. I think this is somewhat tenuous though, so I’d stick with √NEM for purposes of Neo-Eldarin until we get more information.
#ᴹ✶nem- v. “to seem”
References ✧ PE22/93
|nemini||aorist with-1st-sg-object||“appears/seems to me”||✧ PE22/93|
|nimini||aorist with-1st-sg-object||✧ PE22/93|