Ad. [θ] ‹th›

Ad. [θ] ‹th›

The Adûnaic voiceless dentant spirant was represented by “th” in Tolkien’s writing (SD/419), and was mostly derived from a primitive aspirated “t”: [tʰ] (SD/418). It is pronounced as the “th” in English “thin”.

References ✧ SD/418-419

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Phonetic Development

Ad. aspirates became voiceless spirants θ < ✧ SD/418 (Th > Th); SD/419 (Th > Þ)
Ad. voiceless stops became spirants before homorganic spirants θθ < ✧ SD/419 (TTh > > ÞÞ)