Ilk. ngorth n. “horror” (Category: Fear, Fright)

Ilk. ngorth n. “horror” (Category: Fear, Fright)

A Doriathrin noun for “horror” derived from the root ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH (Ety/ÑGOROTH). Its Noldorin cognate N. goroth indicates a primitive form *✶ŋgorotʰo, where the second o was lost due to the Ilkorin syncope. Ordinarily, an initial ng- became g- in Ilkorin, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ngorth), and ngorth seems to be a variation on this rule.

See Ilk. initial nasals usually vanished before stops for further discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH ✧ Dor. ngorth “horror”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGÓROTH > ngorth [ŋgorotʰo] > [ŋgortʰo] > [ŋgorθo] > [ŋgorθ] > [ŋgorθ] ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH