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1067New _Tengwestië_ article: Early Ilkorin Phonology

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Nov 9, 2008
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      I am pleased to announce the publication of a new article on
      _Tengwestië_:

      <http://www.elvish.org/Tengwestie/articles/DeRosarioMartinez/earlyilkorin.phtml>

      TITLE: Early Ilkorin Phonology

      AUTHOR: Helios De Rosario Martínez

      ABSTRACT:
      This article analyzes all the published data about Ilkorin in its
      earliest conceptual stages, during the composition of the _Book of
      Lost Tales_ and while Tolkien lived in Leeds. The first period was
      characterized by the obscurity of Ilkorin, which was almost unknown
      even by the sages of Tol Eressëa. In constrast, the second period
      provides relevant information on the history and nature of that
      language, and twenty-six Ilkorin words with cognates in other
      languages and prehistoric forms. The phonological analysis of these
      words reveals a consistent set of sound laws that resemble those of
      the earliest Germanic languages, especially Grimm's Law, and give a
      characteristic aspect to the language.

      _Tengwestië_ is the online journal of the Elvish Linguistic
      Fellowship, edited by myself and Patrick H. Wynne:

      <http://www.elvish.org/Tengwestie/>

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      Carl F. Hostetter
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