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G. gaiw adj. “pregnant” (Category: Pregnant)

⚠️G. gaiw, adj. “pregnant” (Category: Pregnant)
ᴺS. ^gaew “pregnant”

An adjective appearing as G. {gaib >>} gaiw “pregnant” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/37), derived from primitive ᴱ✶gīwă with the Gnomish sound change of ī > ai (GG/14).

Neo-Sindarin: I would adapt this word as ᴺS. gaew “pregnant” representing the Sindarin sound change of ai > ae, derived from the Neo-Root ᴺ√GIW having to do with pregnancy. In Tolkien’s later conception of the languages, its primitive form would need to be *gaiwa, the result of a-fortification of the root: compare [N.] maew “gull” derived from the root ᴹ√MIW (Ety/MIW).

References ✧ GL/37, 39





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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶gīwă > gaiw [gīwa] > [gaiwa] > [gaiw] ✧ GL/37