Tolkien Gateway


Revision as of 19:03, 11 December 2010 by Sage (Talk | contribs)

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.


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


See also: Sindarin#Pluralization
"...there is much else that may be told." — Glóin
This article or section is a stub. Please help Tolkien Gateway by expanding it.

Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found