935the use of tengwa 'anna'
- Jun 4, 2002Dear Arden Smith,
I have another question which has bothered me since I first read the
"Lord of the Rings", some twenty years ago.
The tengwa <anna>, if I understand its use correctly, was not in
Quenya used for the sound _nn_ but according to its _meaning_: "as a
gift": it was a 'special carrier' for a lost "consonant", mainly _gh_,
and later [in the fictional time of Me] as a "carrier" for two
dots/_y_, as seen in "Namri" in RGEO.
But I cannot figure out how the word _anna_ -- as the name of that
tengwar -- could be written according to the "original" Quenya mode
(original inside the fictional time) with an <anna>.
Did Tolkien write in tengwar the Word _anna_ as <anna> + <"double"
nmen>? Or in any other way, e.g. not using <anna> at all?
I hope Tolkien wrote once that Word in tengwar after 1930 in
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