Ilk. line n. “pool” (Category: Lake, Pond)

Ilk. line n. “pool” (Category: Lake, Pond)

A noun for “pool” derived from the root ᴹ√LIN¹ (Ety/LIN¹). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. linya suggests its primitive form was *✶linyā [linjā]. If so, it is an example of how, after final [a] was lost, the final [j] became [i] and then became [e], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/line).

Reference ✧ Ety/LIN¹ ✧ “pool”

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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√LIN¹ > line [linjā] > [linja] > [linj] > [lini] > [line] ✧ Ety/LIN¹