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Re: Tolkien & front rounded vowels (was: RE: [CONLANG] Fave Conlangs WAS: Silindion

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2002, 20:58
Christian wrote:
>--- In conlang@y..., Andreas Johansson <and_yo@H...> wrote: > > And Rosta wrote: > > > > >It's striking too how Quenya has the consonants of Finnish but > > >the vowels of Latin, not Finnish. So I guess Christian is correct. > > > > > > > Except the Cw and Cy series, which are definitely unfinnish! > >In fact, I find all of Quenya's phonology to be much more reminiscent >of Latin than Finnish. I'm glad about that... Finnish phonology allows >plenty of abominations like long vowels followed by consonant >clusters... ::shudder:: And I won't even mention the blood-curdling >front rounded diphtongs!
Hey!, they're nice! :-)
> >The only Finnism in Quenya that comes to my mind is the syllable-final ><h>, which I find quite tolerable from an aesthetic point of view.
Are speaking of _ht_? Then that's [xt] in both Finnish and Quenya. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: