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601Re: _rg_ in Quenya

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  • Lukas Novak
    Jan 6, 2004
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      Ales 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.

      Lukas
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