336Re: _hr-_ in Quenya
- Mar 6, 2003Pavel Iosad tence:
> Petri Tikka wrote:Yes, there was probably no _kr-_ in PQ, or at later stages before
> > another origin for _hr-_ might be _kr-_.
> I strongly doubt that. The first syllable of a KAR-initial stem
> wouldn't suffer any kind of syncope in Quenya, since stress
> was retracted exactly to the first syllable:
Quenya. I mean possible loan words, since the cluster couldn't be
understood. By analogy with the only similar example _sr-_, initial
unvoiced consonant followed by _r_, _kr-_ would be changed to _hr-_.
- Petri Tikka
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