601Re: _rg_ in Quenya
- Jan 6, 2004Ales Bican wrote:
> I can hardly see motivation in the case of _targâ_ > Q _tarya_.I can think of 2 possible motivations: analogy, or getting
the pronunciation nearer to the preceding dental/alveolar
_r_ (_l_). Together with the attempt to retain the long syllable
(which excludes just dropping the sound), because of
its being stressed.
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