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Re: Dipping my toe in the water

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2002, 23:31
Re V: Tolkien was atrociously fond of v (especially intervocalically, but
that doesn't diminish its value as a "conlang caché" sound). One of his
early sub-quenya lines ran "kuluvi ya karnevalinar" which, apart from
sounding more Finnish than Finnish, has intervocalic -v- twice! And I think
a lot of conlangers, especially the tyros, tend to be a bit more derivative
(consciously or not) of the old master.
> D, S and T are all dentals which crop up fairly often, A is a fairly > common vowel. But as to V, I've got no idea. > > Tristan


William Annis <annis@...>