S. Lammas, pn. “Account of Tongues”

A book by Pengolodh describing the Elvish languages, translated “Account of Tongues” (MR/415, WJ/393). It is a combination of lam “language” with the abstract-noun suffix -as.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien wrote an excerpt from this book in the 1930s, first titled Lammas but soon revised to N. Lhammas (LR/167), because initial [r], [l] were unvoiced in his conception of the language during this time period. Later the name changed back to S. Lammas when Tolkien abandoned this particular phonetic development.

References ✧ MR/415; MRI; WJ/393; WJI

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lam “(physical) tongue; language”
*-as “abstract noun”

N. Lhammas pn. “Account of Tongues, Linguistic History”

See S. Lammas for discussion.

References ✧ LR/167, 202; MRI; PE22/34; PMI; RSI; SDI2/Lhammas; TII; WJI/Lammas; WRI

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lham “tongue”
*-as “abstract noun”

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