- Is it plausable that there are many more modes of tengwar writing in
the universe of middle-earth. By that I mean would it be against
the "rules let say" to set up you own mode? if it varies little if
any from any of Tolkien's.
- teithant Veiluve Ardaheru Minak
> Is it plausable that there are many more modes ofnope.. Tolkien himself says that Tengwar have been
> tengwar writing in
> the universe of middle-earth. By that I mean would
> it be against
> the "rules let say" to set up you own mode? if it
> varies little if
> any from any of Tolkien's.
very flexible and adaptable...
i don't rememebr if Tolkien said that, but some say in
this list that Middle-earth was like the Middle-ages,
and there was no 'standard' and 'fixed' spelling
rules, o the tengwar usage was quite free and chaotic
(however i have the impreion that we are supposed to
use tengwar like the 'learned' ones of Middle-earth)
i mut mention of course, that many more modes have
been devised after Tolkien's death, for other
languages, like French, Italian, German etc
so, everyone is free to make his own system, but he is
advised to learn and understand their structure and
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- Much like many scripts that are used by a variety of peoples.
Roman as we know it, has many forms than just the one in this post.
From Roman, Roman Rustic, Gothic, Insular (sorry calligrapher),
Artificial Roman and many more. Not including language like Japanese
that using roman characters for some things in Japanese (Romanji).
Then there is ones like Greek, that has had major influences on
Roman/Latin forms, as well as Coptic, Cyrillic, Gothic (the germanic
people and not the later letter forms from middle ages), and a few
others. As well as Arabic letters, that have been used from everything
from Phillipines, to Eastern Africa and Middle Asia as well.