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Q. pupso n. “large fly” (Category: Fly (n))

Q. pupso, n. “large fly, [ᴹQ.] blow fly” (Category: Fly (n))

A word appearing in both the Outline of Phonetic Development (OP1) of the 1930s and the Outline of Phonology (OP2) of the 1950s as a derivative of ✶buzbō “large fly”, where the ancient pair zb was unvoiced to sp and then underwent metathesis to ps, and the initial p was the result of “assimilative unvoicing of the initial b” (PE19/48, 101). In the 1950s the Quenya form was unglossed and so presumably had a meaning similar to its ancient gloss “large fly”, but in the 1930s the Quenya form was glossed “blow-fly”.

Reference ✧ PE19/101 ✧ “large fly”



Phonetic Developments

buzbō > puspo > pupso [buzbō] > [buspō] ? [puspō] > [puspo] > [pupso] ✧ PE19/101

ᴹQ. pupso n. “blow fly” (Category: Fly (n))

See Q. pupso for discussion.

Reference ✧ PE19/48 ✧ “blow fly”


Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶buzbō > pupso [buzbō] > [buspō] ? [puspō] > [puspo] > [pupso] ✧ PE19/48