Sundóma is the Quenya name of the central radical vowel in a sundocarmë, an etymological root.
In the process of a language, the sundóma took part in the following phenomena:
- prefixing to a sundocarmë its sundóma, usually together with its lengthening either in the first or in the last position.
- A infission
- adding an a before the sundóma I creating an ohlon (diphthong):
- I/Y infission
- putting an i/y after the sundóma creating an ohlon (less frequently occured than the previous one):
The word sundóma means "root-vowel", from sundo "root" and óma "voice".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 105
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo", Ardalambion (accessed 8 February 2016)