- May 11, 2003teithant xeeniseit:
>> The appendices say that all additional letters but lambe and silme aremodifications of another tengwa. What other tengwa could be the model for
yanta, if it's not anna?
> none... yanta and hyarmen seem to be relatedThat's true, and it makes sense, as the pair hy/y is the palatal fricative =
unvoiced/voiced opposition. But this doesn't change much, because hyarmen
also is a modification of one of the primary letters (if the appendices are=
Of which one? I'd guess of harma. That's the same case: A sign for a palata=
sound (no matter whether yanta or hyarmen) is borrowed from calmatéma.
And that seem very curious to me.
But if -as Gildor's affirmed- Quenyan y is somewhat related to g, this coul=
the explanation. I wonder whether the sound of hy also has a relation to
palatal sounds? Then the development from harma to hyarmen could also be
explained. Who knows about that?
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