|From:||Elliott Lash <al260@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2000, 3:15|
Why? It's clear that there is some sound rule in operation here.
Like, -VN + V -> -VNd + V where V is a vowel, N is a nasal sound.
Perhaps accent dependant...lots of possihblities. Or perhaps it's an
example of dissimilation: Old Silindion *silinnion -> silindion. Does
it happen elsewhere in S?
Hmmm .... not that I know of, though I'd have to run a check,
the only word off the top of my head that looks sort of like this is
nïossë "silver". However I would rule out any -d- developing here,
since the cluster nd- is not permited at the beginning of words
(it becomes d-). Also, *silinnion does not exist, the word is from
*sil-lin-ion or "wild-growth = forest + language". You've got me
thinking though, I might have to delve into the monster that the
language has become, but I'm looking forward to it, if only I
had the time.