consonantal y in "full" Sindarin
- AFAIK there's no example of any (syllable-initial) consonantal y in "full writing"
Sindarin modes. I see two possibilities: Either we write it all the same like i (so
it'd look like "i"), or we write it with a long carrier, generalising the usage of
other (English) full writing modes.
I rather tend towards the second, because I like the idea that long carrier =
consonantal y is valid for all full writing modes.
- teithant xeeniseit
> AFAIK there's no example of any (syllable-initial)indeed in the King's Letter, it's written with the
> consonantal y in "full writing"
> Sindarin modes. I see two possibilities: Either we
> write it all the same like i (so
> it'd look like "i"), or we write it with a long
> carrier, generalising the usage of
> other (English) full writing modes.
long carrier (bearing similarities to j, both in
appearance and usage!)
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- Teithant Gildir:
>And in KL-III (DTS 49), initial i- is written with Yanta.However, the question was about FULL WRITING Sindarin modes. The use of
>It must be presumed that Tolkien considered
>KL-I and KL-II as drafts, and KL-III as more or
>less canonical. So we should follow it more than
yanta as 'i-' ('y-') in KL-III is immaterial: KL-III was written in a
tehta mode, and in all known full writing Sindarin specimina yanta was
used for 'e', not 'i-'. Judging from the use of the long carrier in KL-I
and various English full writing modes as devised by Tolkien himself, I
believe that the long carrier is the most logical choice. Besides, it
wasn't used for anyhing else that we know of.
Cuio mae, Danny.