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I-affection

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'''I-affection''' or '''[[Wikipedia:Germanic umlaut|Umlaut]]''' is a phonological phenomenon which is an integral part of the [[Sindarin]] language.
 
'''I-affection''' or '''[[Wikipedia:Germanic umlaut|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]]".
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The phenomenon refers to the vowels of a word to be 'slid' to another vowel, usually ''e'', 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.
 
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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The following verbs show how the vowels of the word-stems slid into ''e'' because of the affection of ''i''.
*''[[aglar]]'' "glory" + ''-ia'' > ''[[egleria-]]'' "to praise"
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*''[[gonod]]'' "count" + ''-ia'' > ''[[genedia-|g'''e'''n'''e'''d'''i'''a]]'' "to reckon"
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*''[[aglar]]'' "glory" + ''-ia'' > ''[[egleria-|'''e'''gl'''e'''r'''i'''a]]'' "to praise"
 
==Plural==
 
==Plural==
 
{{seealso|Sindarin#Pluralization}}
 
{{seealso|Sindarin#Pluralization}}

Revision as of 18:58, 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, usually e, 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

The following verbs show how the vowels of the word-stems slid into e because of the affection of i.

Plural

See also: Sindarin#Pluralization
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