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  • In Noldorin and Sindarin, etymological unvoiced stops generally appear to have been vocalised in implosive positions before other stops or s, forming diphthongs with the preceding vowel -- probably via an intermediary spirantal stage, as general phonetics and the parallel of primary world languages suggest. Quenya cognates generally preserve a consonant cluster, though sometimes...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Oct 3, 2007
  • The name _Asfaloth_ is one of the most important Elvish names to which no generally agreed etymology has been found to this day. A query for "Asfaloth" on Tolklang's search engine (searching together Tolklang, Elfling and Lambengolmor's archives) produced a few attempts (beside of a number of mere quotations, of course): 1) Tolklang, 25.67, 22 July 1997 : Helmut W. Pesch suggests...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Jun 20, 2007
  • Greetings all, My friend Benjamin Babut and myself would like to present a new website about Tolkien's languages we just released, entitled : _Glaemscrafu - Tolkien's linguistic cellar_. Its purpose is to allow all kinds of interested people, advanced students as well as newcomers, to taste and enjoy how Tolkien's invented languages look and, especially, sound, by means of actual...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Sep 19, 2006
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  • The _Etymologies_ feature several sets of Noldorin words for the points of the compass, based on the roots PHOR - KHYAR - R�- ND�. We already find the later Sindarin words: _forod_ "north" (V:382), _harad_ "south" (V:365), _rh�n / amr�n_ "east" (V:384), _d�n / ann�n_ "west" (V:376). But there is another set of forms more closely related to the Q terms formed by...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Nov 24, 2005
  • It is universally recognised, by Tolkien himself to begin with (through Lowdham's pen), that the triconsonantal structure of Ad�naic bases was inspired by Semitic languages. The vowel system and its use in morphology is however said to be different: "The vocalic arrangements within the base, however, do not much resemble Semitic; neither does Adunaic show anything strictly...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Nov 11, 2005
  • _A Gateway to Sindarin_: a grammar of an Elvish language from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings / David Salo. - Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2004. - 24 cm: ill. cov., xvi-438 p. Bibliogr. p. 416-435. - ISBN 0-87480-800-6 I received my copy of David Salo's book about Sindarin a bit more than a week ago. This was a week of holiday for me, so I was able to browse...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Mar 1, 2005
  • In the Etymologies, root TIW (V:394), we have the curious ON form _tuio-_ "swell, grow fat". I wondered if this was not an error for _*tuia-_ according to the usual presentation of A-stem verbs (it has a Q cognate _tiuya-_ and a N descendant _tuio_), but nothing like is suggested in the A&C; we just learn that the form was originally written _tûdo-_ (macron in the source, cf...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Nov 14, 2004
  • In this post I would like to discuss the fact that in Sindarin, some stems seem to be extended by an additional _i_ when a suffix is added. We could call it the "intrusive i". In his article "Reconstructing the Sindarin Verb System" on Ardalambion ( ), Helge Fauskanger propounds a phonetic origin by palatalisation for the intrusive i. Quoting: "One curious feature of Sindarin is...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Nov 12, 2004
  • (Preliminary note : I use the sign # to mark elements attested only inflected or compounded.) _Sharbhund_ appears in the _Narn i [Ch]în Húrin_ (UT:98) as the Dwarvish name of _Amon Rûdh_ in use among the Petty-Dwarves. There is no explanation for this word; however, it is a frequent practice in Middle-earth to give a place different names according to the language, but with the...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Oct 24, 2004
  • In the entry NDAN of the Etymologies (V:375) Tolkien gives Noldorin names for the Green-elves or Danas : _D�n_ pl. _Dein_, _Da�rin_. The latter looks very like the numerous class plurals in _-rim_, with a shift of n+ r > �r known elsewhere, were it not for the final n. It looks very like an error, and I would like to know if it comes from Tolkien's hand. I suppose so since...
    BertrandBellet75@aol.com Sep 20, 2004