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Quenya and other Tolkien's languages' <ss>

From:Petr Mejzlík <imploder@...>
Date:Monday, March 10, 2008, 14:14
Does <ss> in Quenya represent geminate /s/ or is it just another
orthographic quirk to adjust the appearance to English spelling (like the
diaeresis on e)? Or is it just that /s/ is often long in these languages
since <ss> is very common? Being it just a way to write single /s/
somewhere would be pretty confusing since these languages have consonant
gemination (<nn> = /n:/, <mm> = /m:/ etc.).


Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>