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75Re: [elfscript] Quick Question

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  • Angasule
    Oct 20, 2000
      > I just recently started writing in tengwar, and I'm totally
      > 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.
      It's used for 's', yes.

      > Also, there are two different kinds of down hooks included in the
      > 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."
      As far as I know they are all the same.
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