Re: Tolkien & front rounded vowels (was: RE: [CONLANG] Fave Conlangs WAS: Silindion
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 27, 2002, 20:58|
>--- 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.
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