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Re: [elfscript] sindarin classic

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  • Melroch 'Aestan
    ... Of course, though I think it was originally an Uure with subscript long carrier -- to indicate i-umlaut. When writing Swedish I have extended this use by
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 8, 2004
      At 08:31 8.3.2004, d_daniel_andries@... wrote:
      >Teithant Melroch:
      >>d_daniel_andries@... wrote:
      >> > In full writing modes, 'y' is written with
      >> >silme nuquerna,
      >>Really? Where in Tolkien have you seen that?
      >
      >'The Lord of the Rings', Appendix E:
      >"The West-gate inscription illustrates a mode of 'full writing' with the
      >vowels represented by separate letters. All the vocalic letters used in
      >Sindarin are shown. The use of No. 30 as a sign for vocalic y may be
      >noted..." Tengwa No. 30 is, of course, silme nuquerna. Furthermore, the
      >word 'mhellyn' in the King's Letter, version I ("Sauron Defeated"),
      >appears to be spelt with silme nuquerna. Silme nuquerna used to
      >represent 'y' in two different Sindarin full writing modes suggests to
      >me that this was the common practice.
      >
      >Cuio mae, Danny.

      Of course, though I think it was originally an Uure with subscript
      long carrier -- to indicate i-umlaut. When writing Swedish I have
      extended this use by having esse nuquerna for _รถ_.

      I misinterpreted you because I thought you were talking of
      **consonantal** _y_ [j] when writing English. Musta been tired!


      /BP 8^)
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