Ilk. ado (adu-) adj. “double” (Category: Double, Twice)

Ilk. ado (adu-) adj. “double” (Category: Double, Twice)

An adjective meaning “double” derived from the primitive root for two: ᴹ√AT (Ety/AT(AT)). The entry includes both intermediate and final forms adu and ado. Its Quenya cognate atwa indicates a primitive form *✶atwā, so this word is the clearest evidence that final [w] became [u] and final [u] became [o] in Ilkorin.

Reference ✧ Ety/AT(AT) ✧ “double”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√AT(AT) > adu > ado [atwa] > [adwa] > [adw] > [adu] > [ado] ✧ Ety/AT(AT)