Re: [elfscript] English, in tengwar.
- Hi all. First post for me too, but when I write English using tengwar, I tend towards assigning the following values:
"Vowel Symbol" Short Sound Long Sound
a Cat Father
e slept Slate (what in English would be long A)
also use for schwa sound
and hidden e's
i Fit Feet
o Hoe Bought
u But Hoot
There are some overlaps in sound sometime, and sometimes the English spelling enshrined in my head takes over. A good intermediary for putting stuff into tengwar would be to look it up in a dictionary that uses the international phoenetic alphabet and transcribe from that.
Eko-mane wrote:Okay, first of all, I just joined. Hi! ^_~
Second of all, I realize there's most likely a post/thread on this
topic somewhere, but I also realize that this is a very active group.
I didn't find anything to help me, obviously, but I apologise if it's
there, and I just missed it. ^_^;
In any case, I've got the basic concept of the tengwar and tehtar. I
use TengScribe (because I'm lazy) and its English mode (puts the
tehta over the following consonant/cluster). Besides, that's how I've
always learned it.
Anyways, I acknowledge that each vowel has a set sound, and,
accordingly, I write phoenetically rather than literally. However...
as English is a very erratic language, there are some vowel sounds
that don't seem to be represented. (I say seem, because either I or
Dan Smith may be wrong) These are- "uh" (as in "Love"
and "Stuff") / "ih" (as in "if" and "kill")
So, to my question, can these be represented using the tengwar
alphabet? If so, how, and if not, what is the suggested substitute?
Thanks, everyone, I appreciate the help and await a response. ^_^
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