I recently posted a question about why Luigon is called Luigon and not Luingon, and someone sent me an explanation of yours. I understand what you mean, but I'm still wondering something.
Among others he quoted this: 'Either might have worked, but I still had nagging doubts. I brought this issue to Elaran, someone more knowledgeable than I, and he pointed out a really old but handy pair of rules seen in Argonath, the (slightly flawed because Gondorians) collective plural of argon, aran + gond. This compounding rule - where ‘n’ and a preceding short vowel disappear - is a result of a wacky set of phonological development rules that help trace Sindarin back to Common Eldarin, the primitive elvish language Sindarin and Quenya branched out from. Applying this same rule to our original blueprint of luin/caran + gond produced the pair luigon and cargon.'
My question is: can we apply the same rule that counts for aran to luin as well? The rule that 'n' and a preceding short vowel disappear doesn't seem to count for luin, right? I mean, ui is no short vowel. I'd say Luingon sounds more logical, especially since that letter combination isn't unusual to Sindarin (e.g. Fingon, Angmar etc).
I would guess the difference with 'luin' is that in Sindarin 'ui' is almost treated as one letter (and is never split), being pronounced as one syllable (a sort of 'hwee'). Therefore, although the 'n' can be removed as with 'caran', the 'ui' has to remain, leaving 'luigon'.
I should also point out that I am not an expert on this and I can ask for an answer from the person I got the original explanation from if that would help.
Ooh I see I made a mistake, haha. I thought you were the one that made the original explanation, my bad. Do you know if the original person has discord? Then I could ask it to him and that would save you the trouble of asking
Hey there, just wanted to let you know that I have at long last returned to the wiki. For some reason, I have a compulsion to create new accounts, but this will probably (definitive maybe) be the account. I know you're inactive, but I wanted to let you know. Fear not, I have not left the dwarves - I'm simply half-dwarf, half-Numenorean (I went through an identity crisis in my early years, and decided to embrace my dwarven heritage as my Numenorean mother died at birth). Basically, I'm still a dwarf, just taller and clean shaven. Happy moderating!
I was wondering whether you would possibly have the time to make me an Elven skin? It is for my custom character.
This and this for the face. For the clothing I would say make an extremely fancy mix of Legolas and Elrond's clothing from the movies (With light and dark blue as well as violet for a palett, some silver if possible)
If you are willinng to help me with this, I am truly grateful. Have a good day!
Greetings Gandalf! I was wondering (if you have time) if you could make me a skin of a Noldorin male from the First Age who fled Valinor after the kinslaying? He should look aggrieved, like he realised that he did something bad, but is trying to hide it, so that the normal sad elvish smile is even more fixed than ever. Thanks!
Hey Gandalf! You may or may not remember me, but I was hoping to see if you'd be able to make an Avari skin. The only specifications I would like are; dark gray skin tone, short sleeved, the right eye to be blood red, and for him to appear all around much more evil than most elves. You will only need those if you choose to do this, so please just let me know! Thank you -zTrok