Re: [elfscript] Another translation request....
- Teithant Alf Gandson:
>* I've always thought 'idea' would rhyme with 'tear' inNo. 'ear' in 'tear' is a true diphthong in those varieties of English
>varieties of English that don't pronounce _r_ after vowels,
>i.e. a diphtong with a glide from /i/ into schwa.
whereas the 'e' and 'a' in 'idea' are separate syllables. There are
dialectal pockets in the deep South in the USA (e.g. Georgia and
Alabama) where many do pronounce 'tear' to rhyme with 'idea', but that's
> >The Title Page Inscription contains two diphthongs:Yes, you're right. I misspoke! On one of the designs for a dust jacket,
> >'eu' and 'ee'.
>* (I think you're rather talking about digraphs than
JRRT represented 'ow' in 'shadows' as vala + 'o' curl ... perhaps we
could adopt that use for au/aw, eu/ew, and ou/ow. And from the spelling
of Sindarin in KL III, maybe a tehta over anna for ai/ay, ei/ey, oi/oy
and ui. All hypothetical, of course.
> >The difference between 'bin' [bin] and 'bean' [bi:n],They are still long vowels. In many languages, including Quenya, vowel
> > or between 'full' [ful] and [fu:l]. Just because spelling
> >doesn't always reflect the distinction doesn't mean
> > it doesn't exist.
>* I don't count that as a distinction in length (even
> though there might be one), but after all as a distinction
>in vowel quality: there are two kinds of _i_ as well
>as two kinds of _u_.
quality changes as well as quantity in the case of some vowels.
Rather "The Title Page Inscription Mode as
interpreted by D. Daniel Andriës, supplemented by inferences from
other published English tengwar documents of J.R.R. Tolkien". Nah ...
too long ;)
* "Danny's very serious and sophisticated Title Page Inscription mode
btw, what's bad about using anna for consonantal y?
I've always used it according to vala for w.
>Do these samples really make a difference betweenYes, the difference is quite clear.
>short and long carrier?
Cuio mae, Danny.