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  • cgilson75
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      PARMA ELDALAMBERON 18




      The Qenya Alphabet




      Documents by J. R. R. TOLKIEN




      http://www.eldalamberon.com/parma18.html
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      Parma Eldalamberon 'The Book of Elven-tongues' is a journal of the
      Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic
      Society. The current issue presents previously unpublished writings by
      J. R. R. Tolkien concerning an early version of one of his invented
      scripts. These have been edited and annotated by Arden R. Smith, under
      the guidance of Christopher Tolkien and with the permission of the
      Tolkien Estate.




      The Qenya Alphabet is an edition of Tolkien's charts and notes from
      circa 1931 dealing with the earliest version of the script essentially
      of the conceptual type he would later call "FĂ«anorian Tengwar" and
      eventually include in The Lord of the Rings. This issue of Parma
      Eldalamberon contains 40 documents in which Tolkien's examples of the
      scripts are reproduced in facsimile.




      The documents include different versions of a detailed explanation of
      the use of the script for representing English, both phonetically and
      also according to English spelling. These have charts of the
      theoretical values of the sounds represented by the letters, and various
      English words and texts written in the scripts.




      There are also various specimen texts written by Tolkien in the Qenya
      Alphabet. These exemplify some conceptual changes in mode, and there is
      a great variety of different styles, ranging from formal "book-hand" to
      rapidly written cursive. Most of these examples are in English, but
      there are also texts in Latin, Old English and Old High German.
      Transcriptions of the examples and editorial commentary on the dating
      and historical background are provided.




      Parma Eldalamberon Issue Number 20 is a 160-page journal.




      Publication Date: 3 August 2012




      The cost is $35 per copy including postage and handling world-wide.




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