I Kelúrea Tengwelamyaréva Kestale

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I *Kelúrea *Tengwelamyaréva Kestale

 

*Lanéya lambengolmoli olaner keþyaine ekkeþien manen Shakespeareo tyalier lamyaner koranari *kantuxa yá. Hlarie i tyalíva *kelúrea *tengwelamyare kare kárima ista ambe pá i tyalier ar pá *tealentar. I lambengolmo David Crystal akárie minaþúrio úme ar opólie enkare epe hya nó quaistar nerte tengwelamyáreo. Yuhtanes lér nelde ekkeþe manen lie nyarner i tyalier:

 

Ancient Quenya Phonetics P33: [jei], [wou] became [jē], [wō]

AQ. [jei], [wou] became [jē], [wō]; [jei|wou] > [jē|wō]

The diphthongs [ei], [ou] generally became [ī], [ū] in Quenya, but as a somewhat earlier sound change, the combinations yei, wou became , . The clearest description of this change appears in the Outline of Phonetic Development [OP1] from the 1930s:

Ancient Quenya Phonetics P28: [j], [w] often became [i], [u] after consonant groups

AQ. [j], [w] often became [i], [u] after consonant groups; [CC{jw}|C{td}j|C{kg}w] > [CC{iu}|C{td}j|C{kg}w]

Primitive Elvish allows for tri-consonantal combinations only when those combinations end in a y or w. In many of those clusters, the final y, w developed into i, u, as described in the Outline of Phonetic Development [OP1] from the 1930s and the Outline of Phonology [OP2] from the 1950s: