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Re: [elfscript] Digest Number 1140

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  • Michael Adams
    I have several TTF (I think TTF) fonts on my computer, origins I forget. Tengwar 3,4, 5, Noldor (1,2,A), Noldor, Cursive, Parmalite, Gandalf, Quenya.
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 26, 2005
      I have several TTF (I think TTF) fonts on my computer, origins I forget.

      Tengwar 3,4, 5, Noldor (1,2,A), Noldor, Cursive, Parmalite, Gandalf, Quenya.
      Sindarian, Sindarian (1,2,A), Gandalf and not sure what else, also several
      Cirth forms..

      Mike

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      Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 10:16 AM
      Subject: [elfscript] Digest Number 1140


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      > There are 2 messages in this issue.
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      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Inscription Question
      > From: "Jennifer" <bluedragonstaff@...>
      > 2. Re: Inscription Question
      > From: "calwen76" <calwen.rudh@...>
      >
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 05:50:55 -0000
      > From: "Jennifer" <bluedragonstaff@...>
      > Subject: Inscription Question
      >
      > As a birthday present to myself I've decided to get my favorite elvish
      > word inscribed somewhere on my body. The word is 'Silindro'. It's a
      > Sindarin word, I know that much. It means Jupiter. I'm not all that
      > familiar with the writing systems, but if someone can draw a picture
      > of what the inscription looks like and provide a step by step guide to
      > show me how you got there, I might be willing to make a cash
      > contribution in your name.
      >
      > Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
      >
      > -J. Dow
      >
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:03:03 -0000
      > From: "calwen76" <calwen.rudh@...>
      > Subject: Re: Inscription Question
      >
      > --- In elfscript@yahoogroups.com, "Jennifer" <bluedragonstaff@y...>
      > wrote:
      > [...]
      > > The word is 'Silindro'. It's a Sindarin word, I know that much.
      > [...]
      >
      > Hello,
      > first, the word is SILINDO, not **_Silindro_ and it is Quenya, not
      > Sindarin. Although JRRT was using a different word in his later
      > Quenya -> _Alcarinque_, this is probably possible too.
      >
      > The transcription is quite simple. If you have your Tengwar PC font
      > installed (for getting one, see
      > http://home.student.uu.se/j/jowi4905/fonts/annatar.html), open the
      > Word Editor and copy / paste this code:
      >
      > 8%j%2^ or iTj%2^
      >
      > and turn the font into the Tengwar one. You should see the following:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfscript/files/calwen76/Silindo.gif
      >
      > If you want to try handwriting yourself, you need a Tengwar table
      > (there's one in Appendix E of the Lord of the Rings, the Return of
      > the King). As you could read there, the tengwar letters have their
      > names, as well described in the text:
      > - the first letter is Silme or Silme nuquerna (8th row, 1st or 2nd
      > letter in the row),
      > - then you write a dot above them in the center (Silme nuquerna) or
      > right on the left of the bow (the dot represents the I),
      > - then you write Lambe (which is the 3rd letter in the 7th row), and
      > looks like a Celtic T,
      > - then you write a dot again above Lambe, in the center of the letter
      > (the dot represents the vowel I),
      > - then you write Ando which is the first letter of the 2nd row, and
      > it represents ND,
      > - the last sign is an open-to-write bow or curl above Ando, it should
      > be centered - the curl looks like a little sea wave; this sign
      > represents O
      >
      > That's it.
      >
      > Lucy
      >
      >
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