Re: [elfscript] Re: Tengwar Calligrapy
- machhezan wrote:
> I think your arguments are very debatable.I can agree with that!
> shapes are too similar to each other. I don't think that's an obstaclePoint taken. I guess my view is a bit narrow.
> for a script to become fluently used, consider e.g. the Arabian script
> cultural identity: The Latin alphabet is used where the catholicI do not doubt that the tengwar would maintain their position in the
> church is important; the tengwar are used where the Elvish knowledge
> is important.
scenario Tolkien describes. I do wonder, though, whether some letters
might develop notably different alternative forms. The Latin alphabet,
after all, went as far as to develop a full set of minuscule letters.
The starting point was quite different, of course. I am not aware that
Tolkien would support this idea, either; even in the picture of the last
page of the book of Mazarbul I have seen, the letter shapes in "they are
coming" are fairly conservative.