February 2019

promise

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Is there a way to coin a verb "to promise, pledge" out of the WED root still? (Perhaps have it simply *ver-?). Or reverse engineer the noun vanda?

Or should we stick to phrases like kare mon vanda "make someone a pledge"?

Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 58)

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S. medial [j] became [i]; [-j-] > [-i-]

In Sindarin and Noldorin any surviving medial -y- [j] became i at some stage. This is a factor in Sindarin orthography, where i always represents the vowel [i] medially, but at the beginning of a word before another vowel represents the “y”-sound [j], because it is the only place where this sound can appear:

péti

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Do you think péti "lips" could be a model how CV monosyllables form their plurals? I mean like pé - péti, ré - *réti, thé - *théti, possibly pí - *píti etc

It's a wild stab, I know, it just occurred to me.