Quick question about which mode of writing to use . . .
- Hello, I'm a newbie. Have a little experience of elvish but not as
much as u guys!
This is a quick simple question that will probably make me sound
stupid, but I'm a little confused from all the information out there!
My name is Nikki and i've written it in the tengwar using the English
mode with the tehtar following the consonant. I've done this because
as far as I know its an English name and theres no equivalent in
Quenya, unless u use Nicola and Nicole, but it wouldnt be the same.
Does this sound right to people, or should i write Nikki in the
Quenya mode with the tehtar on the preceeding consonant? Or should I
only use this when I have a correct Quenya version of my name?
Hope that makes sense to people, would be wonderful if you could
help! I know either way people will understand, I would just like to
- Nikki wrote:
> Does this sound right to people, or should i write Nikki in theIt's more common to write English with the tehtar on the following
> Quenya mode with the tehtar on the preceeding consonant?
consonant. However, in this particular case, I think you could write
it either way without problems. J. R. R. Tolkien has used both
tengwar-tehtar orders for English. The advantage of placing the tehtar
on the preceding consonants, is that both consonants will carry a tehta.
But what is more important and should always be considered when
pondering which tengwar-tehtar order to use for writing a name, is
that neither way of writing it will cause misreadings. When placing
the tehtar on the following consonants, then there's absolutely no
risk of misreading because of the required short carrier -- and when
placing the tehtar on the preceding consonants, then you could
theoretically misread the name as Inikk/Inick (iNick?), but I'd say
it's pretty obvious that this is certainly not it, but Nikki.
And make sure you're using the letter quesse for k, not calma.