72Re: [Lambengolmor] Re: Various umlauts in Sindarin plurals
- Jun 17, 2002tchitrec <Tchitrec@...> wrote:
"This could be questioned, because your vowel-diagram would be better
described as trapezoidal :
so the distance o-y is indeed significantly greater than o-ö.
Moreover, Sindarin I-affection implies not only fronting (u>y) but
also raising (e>i)."
A primary change o>ö, u>y
B secondary changes ö>e in stressed syllables, ö>y in post-stressed syllables.
My evidence onodrim and enyd are the collective and ordinary plurals of the S wd for Ent. Wh shd be *onod, since collective plurals do not have I-affection. This onod becomes neither ened nor ynyd but enyd by I-affection. The raising of post-stress short vowels is evidenced by Latin as against the more regular vocality of Greek. It could have occurred in S too (though it does not account for all raising, i e not raising e>i by I-affection), giving us hypotheticals:
sing. *onod (preserved in coll. pl. onodrim)
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