June 2019

New tengwar sample found

In case not all of you follow Lambengolmor: Carl has brought a new tengwar sample to our attention, cf. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/books-manuscripts/tolkien-john-ronald-reuel-two-autograph-6218450-details.aspx.

It is a short sample that reads “nai lye hiruva airea amanar”.

With regard to the tengwar, there are two unusual features:

New Method For Password Recovery

I have installed a new module to deal with forgotten passwords as the built-in module did not work properly. If the user now selects the Reset password option in the log-in page, the system will email a temporary password to the user's email address which then can be used to log in to Aglardh. It is highly recommended that once you do that you change your temporary password to a new, permanent password of your choice in your account settings.

 

Tamas

Sindarin Phonetics: [ðv] became [ðw]

S. [ðv] became [ðw]; [ðv] > [ðw]

In Sindarin, the combination ðv became ðw. The clearest description of this change in appears in notes on the development of stops + nasals from the the late 1960s:

tm, dm > ðm, later ðv, ðw (VT42/26).

This note only shows the development for v arising from the spirantalization of m, but another late note hints at similar developments for v arising from primitive b:

WB Yeats: The Song of Wandering Ængus Atwe Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:47
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It is extremely difficult to match the perfect iambic rhythm of this beautiful poem, the internal rhymes and alliterations, but it called out to me and I had to respond. I had to cut bits here and there for sake of brevity. Comments, suggestions and improvements are welcome.