1103Parma Eldalamberon Issue No. 19 - Announcement
- Oct 28, 2010PARMA ELDALAMBERON 19
Outline of Phonetic Development
Outline of Phonology
By J. R. R. TOLKIEN
This issue of _Parma Eldalamberon_ to which we have given the title
"Quenya Phonology" presents three linguistic texts dealing with the
internal history of the sounds of Quenya in relation to the cognate
Elvish languages and their descent from a common source.
The "Comparative Tables" are a series of charts laying out the regular
correspondences among the sounds of the various languages Tolkien
had invented by the late 1930s or conceived of as part of his history
of the Elves, including Valarin, Quenya, Lindarin, Telerin, Noldorin,
Ilkorin, Danian and Lemberin, as well as the Mannish language Taliskan.
There are charts for word-initial and medial consonants and consonant
groups, and for long vowels and diphthongs. These are accompanied
by Tolkien's notes on the general phonetic characteristics of the
historical development of the languages, and on their phonological
types in terms of the "real" languages on which they were modelled.
The "Outline of Phonetic Development" is a detailed description of
the historical changes that produced of the sounds of Quenya from
the sounds of Primitive Eldarin, including the regular developments
in word-initial and medial positions and the distinctive changes of
sounds in contact. Phonetic variations among the historical dialects
of Quenya are described, as well as those divergent developments
occurring in the closely related languages of Lindarin, Telerin and
Noldorin, and the influences of these on the dialects of Quenya.
The text appears to be from the late 1930s or 1940s.
The "Outline of Phonology" is a revised and expanded version of this
text, dating from the 1950s. It describes the phonology of Quenya
as primarily the speech of the Noldor in Valinor; but it is similarly
arranged, giving variations within the historical dialects of Quenya
and divergent developments in the related Vanyarin and Telerin.
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November 15, 2010
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