Gnome is in MM.
More racial feats offered, perhaps.
Shadar-kai for h?
although as pointed out the drow and genasi are probably out
Don't forget about Shifter, though it does knock out many ideas of the D race.
Hm... none of those match "elan." Will I ever get my beloved psionic immortal back?
I promise I'll stop all my RL Dragonlance obsessing and boisterous WoTC bashing for letting DL die a horrible death if they give me my Kender back. :D
With a potential for 8 PHBs I'd say anythings possible.
I think the most they'll put in would be 8 races, dontcha think? I'd say:
2. Drow elf
4. Warforged (you can play with them now, but I'm betting that they'll add cultural flavor and some crunch)
5. Shifters (same deal)
7. The other Eberron race
Gn won't be Gnome, My guess is its something new. Yes people, new... new is good.
Because 8 years is supposedly the life expectancy of an edition of DnD and it has been stated that there will be a new PH, MM, and DMG every year.
hmmm......first edition lasted a lot longer than 8 years though
6, 8, 10, 12, whatever. It doesn't really matter. The point is that if they stick with releasing a PH each year there is going to be a lot of PHs.
Two lists. One assumes Eberron-specific races will be amply covered in the 4ECS or 4EPG, one assumes they won't be.
3. Doppleganger (aka changeling)
IMO both your lists are wrong as the clues so far only support 1 race from each list (Gnome and Doppleganger). Its possible there's secretly more races they've been keeping secret, but I doubt it.
Well, I guess this was more my preference than a prediction. hahaha, should have made that clear. Sorry!
gentilmen open your monster manuals too page 276 please
for the first g gnome is a safe bet
for the second g id wager githzerai if the book contains psionics ig not goblin is a fair bet but i wouldnt put money on it its just the most likley of the listed g
for d dopleganger is the best bet since it has been stated time and time agin that the drow will be in the forgotten realm setting
for h half orc cause half orc players cried realy load when they wernt included in the phb
lastly for s my money is on shadar kai since its a safe bet shifters are in the eberon setting plus no one seems too be screaming too loadly about there absense in the phb