S. middle consonants frequently vanished in clusters; [CCC] > [CC]

S. middle consonants frequently vanished in clusters; [CCC] > [CC]

@@@ This rule is a placeholder for a host of complex Sandhi changes (changes at morpheme boundaries in compounds) that I don’t want to examine in detail right now. David Salo examined these sound changes in detail in Gateway to Sindarin (GS/51-59), and this remains the best description of these phonetic developments.

Reference ✧ WJ/364 ✧ for example: Eldrim/Elrimell-

Order (04600)

After 00500 voiced stops became spirants after liquids bar-ndor > S. bardor PE17/164
After 03400 [nr] became [ðr] findarātō > find-raud > findrod > S. finrod VT41/9
After 03700 nasals vanished before spirantal clusters ninkwiraite > ni(m)phraed > S. niphred PE17/55
After 03800 [ð] vanished before nasals Gala(da)ndil > S. Gelennil PE21/83
After 04500 [au], [ae] became [o], [e] in polysyllables findarātō > find-raud > findrod > S. finrod VT41/9
Before 04700 medial [s] became [θ] before [l], [r] ᴹ√LOD > othlond > N. othlon
ᴹ√LUS > N. lothren
Ety/LOD
EtyAC/LUS
Before 05000 [mb], [nd] became [mm], [nn] elen-barathi > elmbereth > S. Elbereth
Gondō̆-lindē > Gondolind > Gond-lind > Gondlind/Gonglind > S. **Gonlin/Gonglin
MR/387
PE17/133

Phonetic Rule Elements

[CCC] > [CC]

Phonetic Rule Examples

barndor > bardor CCC > CC bar-ndor > S. bardor ✧ PE17/164
-ndor > -dor CCC > CC ndor > S. -dor ✧ PE17/164
elmbereth > elbereth CCC > CC elen-barathi > elmbereth > S. Elbereth ✧ MR/387
elmbereth > elbereth CCC > CC elen-barathī > el-mbereth > S. Elbereth ✧ PE17/22
finŋgorn > fingorn CCC > CC Phiniñgornā > S. Fingorn ✧ PE17/113
findrod > finrod CCC > CC findarātō > find-raud > findrod > S. finrod ✧ VT41/9
gondndor > gondor CCC > CC Gondo-ndor- > S. Gondor ✧ PE17/28
gondlind > gonlind CCC > CC Gondō̆-lindē > Gondolind > Gond-lind > Gondlind/Gonglind > S. **Gonlin/Gonglin ✧ PE17/133
imblad > imlad CCC > CC imbi-lătă > S. imlad ✧ PE17/87
lendbas > lenbas CCC > CC OS. lendbas > S. lembas ✧ PE17/60
lennmbas > lenbas CCC > CC OS. lenn-mbass > S. lembas ✧ PM/404
lennmbas > lenbas CCC > CC OS. lenn-mbass > S. lembas ✧ SI/lembas
lenmbass > lenbass CCC > CC ledme-mbassē > S. lembas ✧ PE17/51
lenmbasse > lenbass CCC > CC led(e)mbasse > S. lembas ✧ PE17/52
lenmbast > lenbast CCC > CC ledme-mbasta > lenm(e)mbast(a) > lenmbast > S. lembas ✧ PE17/51
milmbar > milbar CCC > CC mēlā̆-mbar > S. milbar ✧ PE17/109
milmbar > milbar CCC > CC mēlā̆-mbar > mîl-mbar > S. milbar ✧ PE17/164
morŋgoθ > morgoθ CCC > CC Moriñgotho > S. Morgoth ✧ MR/294
morŋgoθθ > morgoθθ CCC > CC Moringotto > S. Morgoth ✧ MR/194
tenngyll > tengyll CCC > CC tana > S. Tengyl ✧ MR/385

N. middle consonants frequently vanished in clusters; [CCC] > [CC]

References ✧ PE22/29, 36

Order (04500)

After 03200 [nr] became [ðr] ᴹ✶Phinde-rauto > N. Finrod Ety/PHIN
After 03700 nasals vanished before spirantal clusters ᴹ✶la(n)sro-ndo > N. lhathron Ety/LAS²
After 03800 [ð] vanished before nasals ᴹ✶Eledandore > Eleðndor > N. Elennor Ety/ELED
Before 04600 medial [s] became [θ] before [l], [r] ᴹ√LOD > othlond > N. othlon
ᴹ√LUS > N. lothren
Ety/LOD
EtyAC/LUS

Phonetic Rule Elements

[CCC] > [CC]

Phonetic Rule Examples

bastgorn > basgorn CCC > CC ᴹ√MBAS > N. basgorn ✧ Ety/MBAS
durŋgul > durgul CCC > CC ᴹ√ÑGOL > dur(n)gul > N. durgul ✧ EtyAC/ÑGOL
findgon > fingon CCC > CC ᴹ✶Findekāno > N. Fingon ✧ Ety/PHIN
findrod > finrod CCC > CC ᴹ✶Phinde-rauto > N. Finrod ✧ Ety/PHIN
gorŋgoroth > gorgoroth CCC > CC ᴹ✶gor-ngoroth > N. Gorgoroth ✧ Ety/ÑGOROTH
lostren > losren CCC > CC ᴹ√LUS > N. lothren ✧ EtyAC/LUS
ostlond > oslond CCC > CC ᴹ√LOD > othlond > N. othlon ✧ Ety/LOD
ostrond > osrond CCC > CC ᴹ√OS > N. othrond ✧ Ety/ROD
xīhslūm > xīhlūm CCC > CC ᴹ✶χīsi-slōmē > N. Cílu ✧ PE21/32