412tyenna - lyenna
- Apr 28, 2003Hans wrote:
> _lyenna_ (obviously "upon you") is found in an JRRT autograph dating from 1968.From my reading of that page, the _ly_ seems to be the only possible reading.
> [So says Helge. I wonder whether the word in question could instead be
> _tyenna_? Tolkien's _t_s and _l_s are sometimes difficult to distinguish, as he
> had a habit of placing the cross-bar of his _t_s far to the right of the vertical
> member, and also of "blending" it with the start of a following consonant. CFH]
There is no cross-bar near it.
[Thanks for the information. However, as I noted, a displaced cross-bar is only
one possibility, another being that it has instead become merged with the start
of the following "y". CFH]