Re: Another Silindion Poem!
|From:||Elliott Lash <al260@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 7, 2002, 18:08|
John Cowan <jcowan@...> writes:
> Elliott Lash wrote:
> > I wrote yet another poem in Silindion.
> One little typographical point. In most languages using the
> Latin alphabet, a diaeresis when marking the fact that two vowels
> are not a diphthong is placed on the second vowel, not the
> first. There is one natlang exception that I know of (but
> I can't remember what it is :-) ). JRRT also didn't
> consistently do this in romanizing Quenya.
> If you are using the diaeresis to mark something other than
> separation, as German does, of course this point has no force.
An of course I'm not doing this. Diaeresis on a vowel is used to indicate a
closer/tenser variant of the vowel. Now, the fact that this happens to only
occur before another vowel with <i> isn't going to stop me from marking it,
since it's still really asthetically pleasing. With <e> it happens before a
vowel and at the end of the word. When the same sound occurs between
consonants, it is written <ei>