Tengwar spelling of Sindarin m < mb
- LotR Appendix E (I) notes that in Sindarin,
_mb_ became _m_ in all cases, but still counted as a long consonant
for purposes of stress . . . and is thus written _mm_ in cases
where otherwise the stress might be in doubt.
A footnote gives "galadhremmin ennorath" as an example. This made me
wonder whether the tengwar spelling of _galadhremmin_ would actually be
"galadhremin". But I guess not; according to the ISS, Tolkien's mode of
Beleriand rendition of A Elbereth (DTS 21) has _galadhremmin_ written
with malta, not vala.
I don't understand Sindarin phonology, but based on what I was able to
grasp from a number of old mailing list messages, Tolkien's use of _m_
vs. _mm_ was not always consistent (e.g. ). But how about tengwar
writing? For example, how do think the words _rammas_ and _amon_ were
usually written in the Third Age? (These are both given an "mb"
etymology in the dictionary by Didier Willis. It did not become clear to
me whether one needs this information to know what the Latin spelling