2426Newbie with a question
- Aug 17, 2003Suilaid everyone!
I'm new to this forum - I didn't know it existed until I tried
asking a Tegwar question on elfling! Anyway, I'm Rochvelleth and
I'm a student at Cambridge, England. I teach Sindarin to the
Cambridge Tolkien Society, so I'm always trying to improve my
language. Hope I'll be talking to you all soon!
I've also pasted on the question I asked in elfling:
I'm just wondering about the Tengwar as I translate some Sindarin -
how should you represent the sound written as 'y' but pronounced
as a prolonged, fronted 'oo' sound? Is it written as if it were a
long 'u'? Are there rules for when we count a vowel sound as long
(e.g. I believe a ^ marks the vowel as long)? Also, I find it
messy when writing diphthongs (partly because I don't use separate
symbols, as on Moria Gate, but mark them over
consonants/carriers) - are there any rules about that?
Thank you for any help you can give me!
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