Re: [elfscript] English, in tengwar
- Teithant dekar64:
>Okay, first of all, I just joined. Hi! ^_~Welcome!
>Anyways, I acknowledge that each vowel has a set sound,Well, Tolkien rarely wrote English vowels phonetically with tehtar. As
>and, accordingly, I write phoenetically
far as that goes, Tolkien actually rarely wrote English in a tehta mode
period. Most of his samples of English in tengwar used full writing
> These are- "uh" (as in "Love" and "Stuff") / "ih"If we follow Tolkien's example ... and there can be no better example
>(as in "if" and "kill") ... can these be represented
>using the tengwar alphabet?
... the short 'i' tehta is attested in the title page inscription in the
word 'history': it is simply the single dot tehta. As I stated above,
Tolkien did not tend to represent vowels phonetically. He, no doubt,
would have used the curl open to the right for the 'o' in 'love' and the
curl open to the left for the 'u' in 'stuff'. I would recommend doing
the same; the reading of these two words would be unambiguous using
those tehtar. BTW ... he used the single under-dot for both silent 'e'
and the schwa.
Cuio mae, Danny.