Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 20)

Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 20)

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OS. final [tʰ] became [t]; [-tʰ] > [-t]

Based on a single example, it seems final [-tʰ] > [-t], probably in Old Noldorin, as suggested by David Salo (GS/§4.55):

  • ᴹ✶KHOTH [> khōth > khōt] > N. hûd “assembly” (Ety/KHOTH).

It is unclear whether this sound change applied to other final aspirates, or whether this change could also occur in later Sindarin.