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5845Re: [elfscript] Tengwar tattoo

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  • Benct Philip Jonsson
    Feb 10, 2009
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      On 2009-02-10 christiantreure wrote:
      > Hi, i'm new here and i would like to have a tattoo of the words:
      > 'love' and 'luck' in the script Tengwar. My own researches has
      > brought me this far: ( Please correct me if i'm wrong )
      >
      > English: Quenya:
      >
      > Love mel
      >
      > Luck valto

      Those words are not qute right. _mel_ is just a word stem.
      The word for 'love' is _melme_.

      'Luck' was _valto_ only in the earliest version of Qenya from 1910s.
      Later Tolkien decided that the word _Valar_ meant 'the powerful ones'
      rather than 'the happy ones', so the root _val_ changed meaning to 'power'.
      The later word for 'happines, good fortune' is _almie_ or _almáre_,
      so our best bet for 'love and luck' is

      _melme ar almie_,

      which also has a nice sound to it!

      > Now i've tried to know how these words are written in the script
      > Tengwar. I've found an alphabet in this script and have copied and
      > paste it letter by letter.
      >

      Not a very effective method. Follow this link instead:

      http://tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/obrazek.php?f=p&s=36&t=dCRqdCQgYEM2IGBDanQlYFY=

      (In case the link breaks just paste

      http://tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/obrazek.php

      and

      ?f=p&s=36&t=dCRqdCQgYEM2IGBDanQlYFY=

      after each other in your browser address bar and hit return)

      /BP 8^)>
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