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  • BPJ
    ... Rómen in the beginning and in the middle of words, Óre in the end with the exception of a following word beginning with a vowel. Rather Rómen before a
    Message 1 of 22 , Aug 13, 2011
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      On 2011-08-12 09:30, calwen76 wrote:
      > 4. The R-rule is followed in the tehta mode,
      Rómen in the beginning and in the middle of words,
      Óre in the end with the exception of a following
      word beginning with a vowel.

      Rather Rómen before a vowel and Óre everywhere else,
      i.e. Óre = an <r> which would be silent in southern
      British English pronunciation. Admittedly it doesn't
      make a lot of sense to follow that rule in writing
      Elvish or indeed any language which doesn't vocalize
      its <r>s in a pattern similar to SBE, but JRRT mostly
      did so anyway. In the first and second version of the
      Sindarin text of The King's Letter he evidently
      intended to use only Óre for <r>, but in the first version
      he apparently slipped an used Rómen in some places,
      even finally. In the Mode of Beleriand of necessity
      only Rómen is used for <r>, while Óre is used for
      single <n>. Thus if one is unsure how the two different
      <r> Tengwar should be distributed it's quite OK to pick
      one of the two and stick to it -- unless one speaks an
      'r-dropping' language/accent, but in that case one will
      of course know by habit of speaking and writing one's
      own language how to distribute the two spellings: if you
      hear a consonant it's Rómen, if you don't it's Óre!
      (Incidentally a 'two-r' transcription of my own pronunciation
      of Swedish *would* more or less use Óre at the end of words
      and Rómen elsewhere, but that's because I mostly pronounce /r/
      everywhere except at the end of words, and has nothing to do
      with how JRRT spoke English, or wrote with Tengwar.)

      /bpj/melroch
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