- May 13 1:58 AMLaurifindil teithant:
> The tengwa _yanta_ is just a copy of a sarat ;I suppose this an explicit statement by Tolkien, isn't it? If it really is,=
then it's in
overt contradiction to the appendices, where J.R.R. Tolkien says that all
additional letters but lambe and silme are modifications of other letters. =
wouldn't be the first contradiction in Tolkien's work, but such a contradic=
must be judged on very carefully and not just be thrown away as plain
nonsense. Tell me at least a reason why you're ignoring the appendices.
But there are more questions, and more intersting ones: Why is the relation=
between hyarmen and yanta so similar to the relation between thúletyelle an=
óretyelle, e.g. between hwesta and vilya? In both cases we have a pair of a=
voiceless fricative and an approximate (the weakest consonant of its téma),=
both cases we have no doubling, in both cases the only difference in shape =
the raised "stem" of the former, vs a shortened one of the second. Such
interesting relations are totally ignored if you simply affirm that yanta i=
from the "alphabet of Rúmil".
> see/read Parma XIII, p. 88.I'm sorry it's only a few time ago I've become aware that there's such a th=
as parma, but it was way too late. And borrowing it is a very complicated t=
if you don't find any copy in your country.
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