SEMI-VOWEL

– the term \#mussë tengwë "soft element" (only attested in the pl.: mussë tengwi) covers vowels, semi-vowels (y, w) and continuants (l, r, m, n). –VT39:17

Quettaparma Quenyallo (English-Quenya). 2014.

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