Dan. laur n. “gold”

Dan. laur n. “gold”

A noun for “gold” developed from primitive ᴹ✶laurē, and one of the few words explicitly marked as Ossiriandic (Ety/LÁWAR). In this word the long final vowel was lost. Unlike the rules described in the Comparative Tables, this [au] did not become [ō], so perhaps Tolkien changed his mind on the development of [au] in Ossiriandic.

Reference ✧ Ety/LÁWAR ✧ Oss. laur “gold”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶laurē > laur [laurē] > [laur] ✧ Ety/LÁWAR