S: Tehta mode, usage of III. and IV. témar
- Hello everybody,
I spent few weeks on mastering the tehta mode of Sindarin, going
through excercises, analysis and advanced guesses some of you made
but still I am not sure of one simple thing:
The analysis of tehta mode is based mainly on the King's letter, III.
version (SD:131), right? That's why all of you present that tehta
mode of that time used IV. témar for expressing the velars only, not
using III.témar at all. I don't see any reason for this. Why should
the Elves abandon III.témar in tehta mode when they are using it in
Beleriand mode? Why shouldn't they utilize the whole Tengwar system
of letters? The Beleriand mode uses the III.témar only and leaves
IV.témar unused, but it also uses a completely different system for
writting tehtar, so it seems that this is something like assimilating
the Tengwar system to needs of Beleriand Elves. Quite enough
explaining to me...
I got a theory which according to me being a beginner could be
somehow ridiculous to some of you: Is it possible that tehta mode for
Sindarin uses III. and IV. témar all together, that means that it for
example doesn't use the twist for expressing the voiceless 'w'? My
point is, the view/analysis/whatever you are presenting suggests
transcribing the word e.g. _gwaith_ as 'ungwe'+'twist'/full tehta
for 'A'/'thúle'+tehta for 'I' and, say, _galadh_ as 'ungwe'/tehta
for 'A'+lambe/tehta for 'A'+anto, in contrary to my meaning:
_gwaith_ as 'ungwe'/full tehta for 'A'/'thúle'+tehta for 'I' and,
_galadh_ as 'anga'/tehta for 'A'+lambe/tehta for 'A'+anto ???
I guess there are more texts/resources you are gathering of that I
haven't seen and probably your answer will be: "You shell better
study..." Whatever, any answer is appreciated.
Please, advise or I'll have another sleepless night :). And, please,
do not take this as an attack, I am just trying to figure this out
since I got crazy about Sindarin and tehta mode and I adore you for
the job you've done and for your help.
Thank you, guys.
Cuio mae, Lucy