Parma Eldalamberon 13
|Parma Eldalamberon, issue 13|
|Editor||Christopher Gilson, Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, Bill Welden|
Parma Eldalamberon 13: The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments by J.R.R. Tolkien is an issue of the journal Parma Eldalamberon.
 From the publisher
Parma Eldalamberon 'The Book of Elven-tongues' is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society. This issue has two sections containing newly published writings by J.R.R. Tolkien: "The Alphabet of Rumil" edited by Arden R. Smith; and "Early Noldorin Fragments" edited by Christopher Gilson, Bill Welden, Carl F. Hostetter, and Patrick Wynne. Both of these have been prepared with the guidance of Christopher Tolkien and with the permission of the Tolkien Estate.
The Rúmilian Sarati are the earliest of the Elvish writing systems devised by Tolkien, ultimately envisioned as the historical precursor to the Feanorian Tengwar, the Elvish script seen in The Lord of the Rings. "The Alphabet of Rúmil" is an edition of Tolkien's Rúmilian writings, with examples of the script reproduced in fascimile, including charts of the sounds represented by the letters, and both Elvish and English texts written in Rúmilian. Transcriptions of these texts and detailed commentary on the chronology of the documents and evolution of the conception of the writing system are included in this edition.