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I have been using Cirth since the late 1960s. I have an ad poster from Caedmon Records that is from the 1970-1973 era that uses certh-28 as if it stood for a single word, probably "a" or "the".

There is a very tiny note printed at the bottom of the poster that reads:

"(The first advertisement in the Elvish Language)"

The poster itself reads as follows (each line is shown as on the poster and each line is in Cirth except for the line with Tolkien's name).





JRR Tolkien

speaks and

is set to


Any help would be appreciated.

You can see a picture online at and

Very strange. Certh 28 is used for the strange sound "ng" and i don't understand how it could be used for a word. Perhaps it has some use in the Book of Mazarbul. If you could have a look in its pages... Sage 05:58, 20 August 2008 (EDT)