"Strength" Tattoo and Elven numerals
>What would be the better language to get the tattoo in, or does itThis is a very tentative answer and may not be right to this question, but I
believe for that sort of word, in that sense, it would be best to use Quenya
simply for the fact that it seems to have a larger vocabulary. I have not
studied Sindarin, only observed outer details from the Elfling list, but
have studied Quenya, and it may hold your best hope. Otherwise, if the word
is in both languages, it does not matter which you choose. Sindarin is the
vernacular of Middle-Earth Elves, whereas Quenya is the vernacular of Elves
in the Blessed Realm, and is used only ceremonially in Middle-Earth. As far
as I know, Galadriel only speaks Quenya with Celeborn, not to her people,
because they generally would not understand her.
>Thirdly, I was wondering about Elvish numbers. Are they the same inI'm sorry but I do not know if the numerals are different. I believe the
>Quenya and Sindarin?
tengwar would be like, but the pronunciation and actual words would
*probably* be different. (I don't know Sindarin numerals, sorry).
>I heard the cast from the movie (the 9 actors inAs far as your question about movie tattoos, the actors got a tattoo on
>the Fellowship) have the Tengwar numeral 9 somewhere on their bodies.
>Thank you all for reading.
their ankles. It was NOT the tengwar numeral for 9, but English written in
a mode of tengwar spelling the word "nine."
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- On Monday, February 10, 2003, at 09:54 PM, John C. S. wrote:
>> Thirdly, I was wondering about Elvish numbers. Are they the same inThe tengwar are the same, assuming you're writing the digits, not
>> Quenya and Sindarin?
> I'm sorry but I do not know if the numerals are different. I believe
> tengwar would be like,
spelling out the words.
Like the difference between "5" (the digit), "five" (the word in
English) and "cinco" (the word in Spanish).
> but the pronunciation and actual words wouldQuenya 9 is nertë
> *probably* be different. (I don't know Sindarin numerals, sorry).
Sindarin 9 is neder
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