ÈÝìá: [elfscript] Re: Would you help me with me elvish tatoo??
> I can't recall this correctly but I think we've discussed thisbefore
> that we should call a "mode" only the difference between full andWell, that's one way of categorizing tengwar modes, probably the
> tehtar way of trascribing. If this is not true anymore...
broadest :). I think most people still agree, though, that there is
such a thing as a distinct (often called "classical") Quenya mode that
is characterized (as Gildor hinted) by the use of the second and
tyeller for nasalized voiced/unvoiced plosives, as well as some other
special signs, e.g. arda for rd, alda for ld...obviously this is where
the names for the tengwar come from. Also, other than in the General
Use, where both reading directions are possible, in the Classical
Quenya mode the tehtar are are always placed on the preceding tengwar
(exception: those diphthongs).
Amanye Tenceli and J. 'Mach' Wust have the best summaries of various
tengwar modes, (full/orthograpic, full/phonemic, tehtar/orthographic,