Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 19)

Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 19)

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OS. [tʰn] became [ttʰ]; [tʰn] > [ttʰ]

Based on a single example, it seems [tʰn] > [ttʰ] in Old Noldorin, as described by David Salo (GS/§4.49):

It is unclear whether this sound change applied to combinations of [n] with other aspirates, as was the case when [m] became [w] after aspirates. It is also unclear whether this change could occur in later Sindarin also.