5461Re: Getting a Tattoo in Elvish
- Jan 12, 2007Johan Winge:
>I'd prefer a representation of Latin shaped after Tolkien's own Latin
> On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 18:50:41 +0100, elmac526 <elmac526@...> wrote:
> > So, basically, any one of those in your link would work? And you
> > prefer the first line because it is consistant (with the long
> > carriers) and uses the Quenya order of writing?
> That would be more or less my reasoning, yes, but those things are
> all a matter of opinion. My point is that all would be acceptable,
tengwar text (DTS 41), that is to say, a 'general use' mode with the
tehtar placed on the preceding letters and with Latin vowel length
opposition not represented.
> > Quenya's words end mostly onvowels so vowels as read likeThat's what I'd expect too. More specifically, I'd expect that the
> > following all the consonants
> Well, that is one common argument, but I don't know if it is the
> whole truth. For example, I would expect the syllable structure of
> the language to have some influence on this.
VC-order is used in languages that have constraints on final vowels,
like for instance in the Germanic languages where words must not end
on checked vowels.
But then, the tehtar-tengwar order is not that fixed. For English,
Quenya and Old English we have both orders attested.
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