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1103Parma Eldalamberon Issue No. 19 - Announcement

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  • cgilson75
    Oct 28, 2010
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      Quenya Phonology:
      Comparative Tables
      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.

      We expect _Parma Eldalamberon_ no. 19 to be available for shipping:
      November 15, 2010

      The cost is $35 per copy including postage and handling world-wide.

      To order now, please use the PayPal button at the webpage given below,
      or send check or money-order (U.S. funds only) to:

      Christopher Gilson
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      Mountain View, CA 94040
      U. S. A.

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