My name is Mariana, and I'm joining this eGroup today. I'm not
updated about your discussions, but any information that any of you
would like to share with me is very welcome.
It will be a pleasure to talk to you guys about such an interesting
Beast regards to all of you,
- Hi Tolkiendili !
I'm a french tolkiendil of 29 years, and a student of Tolkien's tongues and
writting systems for 10 years (but I'm seriously at it for only 3 years).
This love for the invented languages of Tolkien brought me to translate
Ardalambion in french (but the french version is far from complete) and to
subscribe to several mailing lists (Elfling, Tolklang and Quenya).
I'm very interested in tengwar and cirth and that's the reason of my
subscription to this list. I hope I'll be able to learn from others and to
help when I can.
Lena wrote :
> LOL, this is incredible...people speaking in elvish...and how does heIndeed, the elvish tongues can be spoken (at least the two best known :
> pronounce it, I wonder?
Quenya and Sindarin). The Appendices of the Lord of the Rings give many
informations concerning the pronunciation of Quenya and Sindarin.
> Btw, shouldn't elvish be written with a capital E?Yes, in English. But in some others languages (like french, my native
tongue), the language names are not capitalized.
Sébastien Bertho, i estaina Lambendil Endóressë.
- Has anyone done any work on the characters not as letters like in an
Alphabet, but more like whole words?
Sort of a short hand, sort of like how Chinese is done, or to a
degree Cuniform or Heiroglyphs..
A=Alpha, Alpha came it seems from Apis, Apis=Bull.
So if you write an "A" you could be A or could be Bull or like sound.
Would be funny to see AA = Tengwar with the doubling symbol.
Meaning Abull (Able)
After all most of the Tengwar and like, have a name that actually
- Abrigon scripsit:
> A=Alpha, Alpha came it seems from Apis, Apis=Bull.A < alpha < aleph 'ox'. The difference between an ox and a bull
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_
- Well, yes and no.. I think it depends on who translates it.
--- In elfscript@y..., John Cowan <jcowan@r...> wrote:
> Abrigon scripsit:
> > A=Alpha, Alpha came it seems from Apis, Apis=Bull.
> A < alpha < aleph 'ox'. The difference between an ox and a bull
> is substantial.
> John Cowan <jcowan@r...> http://www.reutershealth.com
> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel,