- Dec 4, 2002David Kiltz <dkiltz@...> wrote:
"Elisions can be found e.g. in V:72 "...kár(e) eldain..." or "...ír(e)
ilqa...", the elision being noted by a dot underneath the respective
vowel. Long vowels seem to block it. Monosyllabics are seemingly not
affected and do not affect."
Which would give us:
_Oloss'íre losse ve_ sSSsSss/sSssSss/ssSsSss
_Oloss'íre sílala_ sSSsSss/sSssSss/ssSsSss
But that was not the rhythm or metre of the "translation", was it?
Hans Georg Lundahl
[In general, elision is not mandatory. Even if we suppose that the
elisions you propose would in fact occur in normal speech, there is
no reason to think they could not be avoided in poetry for metrical
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