Quenya H < bilabial F
- Hello everybody,
I was just recently aware that in Quenya (with which I normally don't
deal very often yet) there are words beginning in h- that do have a
variant in f-, like _huine_ besides _fuine_ (although it seems that
forms in f- might later have been abandoned by Tolkien).
They come from stems beginning in ph- and thus of course don't have
early forms beginning in the Ach-Laut, but must from the very
beginning have had breath-H (or at least bilabial F like ?Japanese).
Therefore I expect them to be written with _halla_, since this is the
only sign that seems to be used for breath-H from its making on.
So do you think I am correct on this, or are there maybe some further
suggestions? I just wanted to make sure I didn't forget anything.
Florian "Lothenon" Dombach