75Re: [elfscript] Quick Question
- Oct 20, 2000
> I just recently started writing in tengwar, and I'm totallyIt's used for 's', yes.
> fascinated by it. But I haven't been able to find a whole lot of
> information on some of its finer points. I downloaded Dan Smith's
> fonts, which are amazing btw, and the help file he wrote to go with
> them. One question I had is about using a downward hook on the back
> of a letter. In one section of the help file, Dan mentions that the
> down-curl indicates that an aspirant "h" is added to the sound.
> Other information I've read says that the down curl is a
> following "s" sound, and in reading things like the title page
> inscriptions in the LotR, Unfinished Tales, and the Shaping of Middle
> Earth books, this is what JRR and C Tolkien seem to use it for.
> Also, there are two different kinds of down hooks included in theAs far as I know they are all the same.
> font. One type extends horizontally from the tengwa and curls either
> up or down. The other type projects down and left from the
> character, and has a little right or left hook on it. Is there a
> difference between these two types of curls? The tengwar font help
> file is a bit ambiguous; in one place the horizontal curls are said
> to indicate a following aspirant, but then the extended character map
> calls them "s-curls."
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