Sindarin Phonetic Development (Part 58)


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:



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.

Atanquesta Next Release Planned


I will start working on a new release of Atanquesta in the coming weeks. I plan to

  • expand the grammar explanations and add even more examples

  • rework the dual nouns section to better reflect current consensus

  • add questions/exercises at the end of lessons

I don't know how long it will take, depends on my job, life etc. I will of course make an announcement when ready.



Challenge of the [day|week|month]? Devise a nice, smart idiom to say by the way in Q.

My first line of thinking is around the roots AD(A), HEK, SAT (=> "beside, aside, to the side"), but have not yet been able to come up with a nice way of using them. Of course other metaphors could work as well.


Any ideas out there?