YOU NIQQAS WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO!
is this legit?
This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”
Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Middle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish.
What if there are two vowels in a row?
Does anyone know the answer to that last question?
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THIS IS SO COOL OMG
If there are two vowels in a row, you use a carrier placeholder. It’s a plain straight line, like the letter i without a dot, that just exists to hold extra vowels.
you could use a space holder but you could also have two vowels over one consonant, if you want to be creative.
the diagram above is for Elvish Quenya, used by High Elves (like Elrond). Elvish Sinderin is only slightly different. instead of placing the vowel on top of the consonant to the left, you would put it it on the one to the right. Elvish Sinderin is used by Wood Elves (such as Legolas, Thranduil, and Tauriel). Sinderin is more common in the Third Age of Middle Earth. (which is when LoTR and the Hobbit take place)
if there are two consonants in a row, like “Jill” the placement would be like this:
there would be a line under the L to signalize that there are two Ls.