40Re: [elfscript] Tengwar Unicode comments
- Apr 25, 2000
>Though it indeed is irrelevant, I would like to point out that in the(Call me Michael.) I am only too delighted to be corrected.
>attested Sindarin mode where ómatehtar are used (see the third copy of
>"The King's Letter") _númen_ actually represents /n/ and _óre_
>represents word-final /r/. The unattested Sindarin mode used by Mr.
>Everson is, if nothing else, a slight distraction and should therefore
>2. "In Old English, the vowel preceding a consonant is written above it,Hm. "In some styles of writing Old English"? I'll have to look at Lowdham
>and following a consonant is written after it: [...] Êre."
>This is the case in the first version of "Edwin Lowdham's manuscript".
>In the second version, the consonant is pronounced *before* all vowels
>attached to it; if there is both a superscripted and a subscripted
>ómatehta, they together represent a diphtong (as in _weorulde_).
>3. I very much doubt that xx32 TENGWAR LETTER ANNA SINDARINWA,I agree, and thank you for pointing it out. In the Luthien MS there are
>supposedly attested in the Moria Gate inscription, is a letter distinct
>from xx16 TENGWAR LETTER ANNA. This decorative version of _anna_ simply
>follows the general style of the characters in the inscription, as a
>comparison with the samples of _númen_ and _vala_ should demonstrate.
also lots of these decorative serifs.
>4. The title page Tengwar inscriptions in _The Silmarillion_ and _TheArden Smith pointed out the Christopher Tolkien MSS. I don't know, what is
>Lost Road_ were not written by Tolkien, and should thus not be treated
>as reliable sources. From this follows that xx34 TENGWAR LETTER REVERSED
>PARMA and xx35 TENGWAR LETTER REVERSED FORMEN should be removed (xx4B
>TENGWAR SIGN RIGHT CURL BELOW is attested in "Edwin Lowdham's
consensus? Obviously we don't want to encode just any tengwa any body
invented, but what about these?
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