The Quenya lessons, including the exercises, are still being refined. In somecases, incomplete revisions have lead to discrepancies between the exercises andthe corresponding keys. The author of this course hopes he has been able to weedout these errors, but if you suspect that some of the keys here provided do not reallymatch the exercises, please download the most recent versions of both this Keysfile and the relevant section of the course. If the discrepancy is seen to persist in thelatest versions, please bring the problem to my attention(email@example.com).LESSON ONE1. Marking the accented vowel or diphthong:
ssëAs for Christopher Lee's accentuation
nai yarVAXëa RASSelya TALTuva notto-CARinnar
, the words
are correctly pronounced. However,
should have been accented
should have been
. Perhapswe are to assume that "Saruman" in this scene uses some special meter employed inmagical invocations, discarding the normal stress rules?2.
originally denoting unvoiced
, later becoming normal
(English-style breath-H, though in Valinorean Quenya it had been ach- Laut)O.
: In early Exilic Quenya probably C
, but by the Third Age it