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prestanneth is a Noldorin word meaning "'affection' of vowels".[1]

The word prestanneth is often used as a Neo-Sindarin linguistic term in discussions on the phenomenon vowel-affection.[2][3]

[edit] Etymology


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 380
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "Nasal mutation" at Ardalambion (accessed 13 July 2011)
  3. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 317