17Re: Elision and _'n_
- May 30 12:55 PMHello,
Terry Dock wrote:
>> I disagree. Elision in Quenya only seems to appear in the cases of two[...]
>> identical vowels near the word border.[...]
>Well, maybe not. Let's consider the following sentence: _Utúlie'n aurë! Aiya
>Eldalië ar Atanatári, utúlie'n aurë!_ (S:229)
>If Ales is right, then _Utúlie'n aurë!_ would be an example of an elisionThis is possible, however, I would still hold that elision in _siluv(a)
>occuring between unidentical vowels; in this case E and I.
(e)lye_ would not be possible. It is not unlikely that elision can happen
in the case of non-identical vowels if they are, say, both front or both
back and so the elision is in effect a case of assimilation. That would
possibly account for the elision in the cited phrase, but would still
invalidate any possibility of elision in the example at hand.
>The example cited above, whether Ales is right or not, seems to indicate theFair point.
>elision can happen on the second vowel: _Utúlie'n aurë!_ Unless the
>explanation for this _'n_ is entirely different of course.
Pavel Iosad pavel_iosad@...
'I am a philologist, and thus a misunderstood man'
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