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Re: Ardalang: Rohirrim

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 18:23
Christian Thalmann wrote:

> Does anybody know how all those <eo> diphtongs in the language of Rohan in > LotR are supposed to be pronounced? I think there's no mention in the book's > appendices. Is it just /eo/ or /E6/ or something like that?
This is Old English, soit is pronounced as Old English: [Eo], or [eo] if there is an accent on the e. Essentially all OE diphthongs are pronounced as simple combinations of the two vowels in question, with the first vowel the prominent one. The exception is ea, where the first vowel is in fact /{/, otherwise written ae-ligature. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@...> the corridors || during the hours of repose || in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel