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  • Hans Georg Lundahl
    Dec 4, 2002
      David 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
      purposes. CFH]
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