600Re: Q _ulundo_ < _ulgundô_ vs. _felya_ < *_felga_
- Jan 6 11:43 AMAndreas Johansson wrote:
> I'd rather expect the words to syllabify as fel.ya and u.lun.do,I rather agree - I did not mean to imply where exactly the syllable
> Another possible internal explanation that struck me right now is that itYes, but it seems that Q phonology avoids _w_ and _y_ glides
> could simply be due to the different following vowel.
> [Comparison of derivatives of Etym. WÔ- (Q _o-_/_ó-_) and bases in WA-,
> such as WA3- (Q _vára_), WAN- (Q _vanya_), etc. exhibit this contrast.
> See also the statement in _Quendi and Eldar_ that initial _w-_ was "lost in
> Quenya before _ô_" (XI:367). (Please note that I make no promise of
> providing citations in the future!) CFH]
consistently before the phonologically related vowels: the rounded
vowels in case of _w_, and the highest vowel (_i_) in case of _y_.
I would not on this ground expect that the following _u_ is the reason
why _g_ disappears rather than changes into _y_ (we have "yulda",
so _yu_ is allowed).
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