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I-affection

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Umlaut has a grammatical significance in Sindarin since it is how plural of nouns is formed.
 
Umlaut has a grammatical significance in Sindarin since it is how plural of nouns is formed.
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*''[[gonod]]'' "count" + ''-ia'' > [[genedia-]]'' "to reckon"
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*''[[gonod]]'' "count" + ''-ia'' > ''[[genedia-]]'' "to reckon"
 
*''[[aglar]]'' "glory" + ''-ia'' > ''[[egleria-]]'' "to praise"
 
*''[[aglar]]'' "glory" + ''-ia'' > ''[[egleria-]]'' "to praise"
 
==Plural==
 
==Plural==
 
{{seealso|Sindarin#Pluralization}}
 
{{seealso|Sindarin#Pluralization}}
 
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Revision as of 18:56, 11 December 2010

I-affection or Umlaut is a phonological phenomenon which is an integral part of the Sindarin language.

The phenomenon refers to the vowels of a word to be 'slid' to another vowel, drawn because of a following i (usually near the end of the word). This started to occur after the stage called "Old Sindarin".

Umlaut has a grammatical significance in Sindarin since it is how plural of nouns is formed.

Examples

Plural

See also: Sindarin#Pluralization
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