Magnus Åberg speculated that the actual word might be *nibar or *mibar since words of three radical vowels such this don't begin with a vowel, but the form given in PE17 is merely inbar. The currently-unpublished notes on Khuzdul phonology and root modifications may shed light on this matter.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, p. 174
- ↑ An analysis of Dwarvish by Magnus Åberg
- ↑ Carl Hostetter, "reply to: Khuzdul - mostly to Aelfwine/Carl Hostetter" dated 26 November 2004, The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza: Forum (accessed 17 April 2017)