The Pages of The Gray Wizard


Orthography Phonetics

Preliminary Concepts

2.0 Phonology (londelar)

"Most English-speaking people...will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than beautiful. Well then, in Welsh for me cellar doors are extraordinarily frequent, and moving to the higher dimension, the words in which there is pleasure in the contemplation of the association of form and sense are abundant."

(from The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays — English and Welsh, by J.R.R. Tolkien [Houghton Mifflin Company 1984)

This section describes the orthographic system used to transcribe the language, its phonetic structure, phonotactic constraints, and other morphophonological considerations.

2.0 Phonology
        2.1 Orthography
               2.1.1 eglar forms
                2.1.2 taith forms
                2.1.3 Example Text
        2.2 Phonetics
        2.3  Phonotactics
                2.3.1 Roots
                2.3.2 Syllable Structure and Stress
        2.4 Morphophonetics
                2.4.1 Palatization
                2.4.2 Labialization
                2.4.3 Nasal Assimilation
                2.4.4 Nasal Mutation
                2.4.5 Lenition
                2.4.6 Assimilation
                2.4.7 Consonant Cluster Shifts
                2.4.8 Vowel Deletion