145Re: [elfscript] Tengwar Parmaite font now available
- Mar 2, 2001Mans Bjorkman a écrit:
>I don't have my books ta hand... I still think it is a mode...
> "Edward J. Kloczko" wrote:
> > Mans Bjorkman a écrit:
> > >
> > <snip>
> > > > The double curls (for ú, ó) are missing.
> > >
> > > As I understand, the "ligature" double curls only occur in the
> > > ring-inscription style of writing. Doubled curls may be produced by
> > > simply writing two consecutive curls.
> > The published corpus of tengwar inscription is _very_ small compared to what
> > Tolkien have done.
> That is a reasonable speculation, yes.
> > The double curls could have been "usual" in the "Eregion Mode" (Sauron adapted
> > it to BS according to "Gandalf").
> I assume you are referring to Gandalf's quoting Isildur's description of
> the Ring during the Council of Elrond (so it's actually "according to
> 'Isildur'")? The ring-inscription is described thus: "It is fashioned in
> an elven-script of Eregion, for they have no letters in Mordor for such
> subtle work; but the language is unknown to me [i.e. Isildur]."
> I don't think this refers to the *mode* used on the Ring, but rather to
> the graphic style of the letters, or perhaps simply the writing system
> itself. Double curls were probably common in many modes outside Eregion
> (where, judging by the Moria Gate, the mode of Beleriand was the most
> popular for Sindarin). In an alternative Tengwar inscription of the
> beginning of _Namárie_, *all* vowels except _a_ are written with doubled
> tehtar whenever possible. I maintain, though, that the *ligature* curls
> were specific for the writing style used in the ring-inscription.
Come back to that later.
It reminds me that Frodo was (if I remember right) unable to _read_ the
Ring-inscription, this would point towards the theory that my reconstruced
"Northern Mode" was in fact the only one used in the Shire at that time.
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