November 2018

Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 1)


I’m working on creating detailed analysis of Sindarin phonetic development, and have decided to post preliminary work here, for these interested in early reviews and possibly giving me feedback. Here is the first such post, on the following phonetic change:

AT. short unstressed vowels vanished before [l], [r] to produce favored initial clusters; [{ptkpʰkʰbdgm}V₁{rl}V́₁-] > [{ptkpʰkʰbdgm}ø{rl}V́₁-]



How would you call handles of objects like pots, mugs, pans etc. in Quenya?


I am (of course) inclined to go for the "ear(s)" metaphor as we do in Hungarian and call them hlas/hlari - this seems to be also in line with the idea behind unquilla(r).


P.S. there is also tolma, but that looks like specifically a rounded and short knob.



Would you say *attindo is a reasonable neologism for "doubt, hesitation"? same indo atta "have doubt, to be in doubt"? nán imbi indu "I am in between two minds/ wills"? For the transitive doubt perhaps simply *atya-? For the noun I'd prefer a compound where indo is first as in inwiste, but I can't find any good attestation for "sway, swing, waver" etc


[A cross-post from Discord]

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