As has already been said, "tengwar" and "elvish" are sometimes used
similarly. Tengwar refers to the letters designed for the Elvish languages,
such as Sindarin and Quenya, and Elvish is a general adjective that people
assign to something that looks like it is of the Elves, or to the Elvish
language (Sindarin) used in the movie, most commonly. The flowing script on
the ring is "Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of
Mordor." (Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Ch. 2, pg. 80) So you can use
that form of Tengwar, Elvish letters, for any language that has an existing
Tengwar mode, which includes English. Have a look at Harri Per�l�'s site at
which features a font of his own
(which is VERY good, I think) called Tengwar Cursive. For a much better
explanation of Tengwar and The Ring style Tengwar, look at the site Amanye
. Especially look at Appendix E in
the "Return of the King." Hope this helps, and I hope someone can give you
a second opinion. Always better to work with the most sources (and maybe
more qualified ones than I).
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From: "deirdre thompson" <deirdre_bookbindings@...
Subject: [elfscript] new member saying hello
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 10:49:29 -0000
Hello I have just joined the group because I need advice : I am a
bookbinder and I make leather bound journals, I have recently been
working with leather onlaying, thats when a cutout of a diffrent
colour leather is droped in to a background leather and pasted down.
I did some work the other day with some Rudolf Koch symbols from The
Book of Signs and it looks really nice, and I remembered that I
really liked the ring inscription script and it would look great on
a book cover, the question : I am getting confused between the
tengwar and elfish font, whats the correct one for the ring ?
Is there a list anywhere of lines of elvish that I can use?
thanks for reading,
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