Re: odd tehta in DTS 41
- Arden R. Smith wrote:
> >I didn't know that, but as far as I know, at least all (published)That means there are tehtar modes that use the subscript dot for both the
> >phonemic tengwar samples make that distinction.
> I'm not saying that he never made such a distinction, of course, I'm
> just saying that he very frequently did not. The distinction seems
> to have been made more often in modes in which vowels are represented
> by full letters than in "tehta modes".
schwa sound and the "but"-sound; and that there are also few samples of "fu=
writing" which use a common sign for both?
> It wasn't actually in a word, but rather in a discussion of how toAnd I suppose he neither says anything about the vowel of "but"? And what
> represent English vowel sounds by means of tehtar, where he describes
> the sound in question as the "er" sound, specifically <i>, <e>, and
> <u> when they occur before <r>, pronounced as schwa. This would mean
> words like "bird", "stern", and "burn", though Tolkien doesn't give
> any sample words.
does he say about the order of tengwa and tehtar? That's also a point he wa=
tinkering with, after all in that late period (DTS 58, 41, 39).
> If Tolkien had been satisfied with the very first version of theNeither would there be one of the world's most ingenious writing system wit=
> Alphabet of Rúmil and never invented another Elvish alphabet, there
> would be precious little traffic on the elfscript list!
that beautiful interrelation between characteristics of sounds and of lette=