328Retention of original ST- medially in Quenya
- Feb 25, 2003PHW wrote:
> [Not _all_ examples -- cf. Q. _estel_ 'hope' < STEL 'remain firm'I was referring to The Etymologies. But your examples are wonderful, I
> (XI:318) and Q. _sandastan_ 'shield-barrier' < _stama-_ 'bar, exclude'
> (UT:282 n.16). There are probably other Q. examples besides these.
didn't find them then.
So _st_ would be retained.
[As would _sk_, on the basis of _askante_ 'sunder-broke' (IX:310),
which evidently derives from SKAT- 'break asunder' (V:386).
-- Patrick Wynne]
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