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'''Quanta Sarmë''' was a spelling of [[Tengwar]] devised by [[Fëanor]] in [[Valinor]] which used full letters for [[ómëar|vowels]] instead of the [[tehtar]].
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'''Quanta Sarmë''' was a spelling of [[Tengwar]] devised by [[Fëanor]] in [[Valinor]] which used full letters for [[ómëar|vowels]], rather than [[tehtar]].
  
Unlike [[Rúmil of Tirion]], Fëanor considered vowels as independent sounds and not just “colours” of the consonants; it was his preferred (and perhaps intended) way of writing, however It was used by the [[Lambengolmor]] for special purposes only.
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Unlike [[Rúmil (elf of Tirion)|Rúmil of Tirion]], Fëanor considered vowels as independent sounds and not just "colours" of the consonants; it was his preferred (and perhaps intended) way of writing, however its use is mentioned to be connected only with the [[Lambengolmor]], and for special purposes only.
  
No texts of this system are known, and its usage and characters are unknown, but it was used in Middle-earth for other languages, like [[Sindarin]], where the tehta-mode was inconvenient.  
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No texts of this original system are known, and its usage and characters are a mystery, but it is said that it was used in [[Middle-earth]] for other languages, like [[Sindarin]], where the tehta-mode was considered inconvenient.  
  
This system is not heard much thereafter and it seems that its usage hasn't endured into the following Ages. However it's possible that it was the predecessor of the [[Mode of Beleriand]]; the letter [[Osse]] <em style="font-style: normal; font-family: 'Tengwar Annatar', 'Tengwar Quenya', 'Tengwar Sindarin', 'Tengwar Formal', 'Tengwar Parmaite', 'Tengwar Elfica'; font-size: 1.5em;">]</em> is maybe the only remnant of that (otherwise extinct) system.
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It is possible (and indeed very likely) that the [[Mode of Beleriand]] was one of those systems originating from the ''Quanta''; the letter ''[[Ossë (tengwa)|ossë]]'' is maybe the only remnant of that (otherwise extinct) system.
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==Possible examples==
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Although nothing is known about the Quanta Sarme, these examples suppose that it used the letter Ossë and [[Úrë]] as a vowel.
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* {{tg|],Ö]}}, ''azya''
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* {{tg|l]y]55]}}, ''Yavanna''
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* {{tg|½]5.}}, ''hanu''
 
==References==
 
==References==
*[[Vinyar Tengwar 39]], [[Appendix D to Quendi and Eldar]]
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*<small> {{VT|39a}}</small>
[[category:Tengwar]]
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[[Category:Tengwar]]

Latest revision as of 20:01, 3 March 2012

Quanta Sarmë was a spelling of Tengwar devised by Fëanor in Valinor which used full letters for vowels, rather than tehtar.

Unlike Rúmil of Tirion, Fëanor considered vowels as independent sounds and not just "colours" of the consonants; it was his preferred (and perhaps intended) way of writing, however its use is mentioned to be connected only with the Lambengolmor, and for special purposes only.

No texts of this original system are known, and its usage and characters are a mystery, but it is said that it was used in Middle-earth for other languages, like Sindarin, where the tehta-mode was considered inconvenient.

It is possible (and indeed very likely) that the Mode of Beleriand was one of those systems originating from the Quanta; the letter ossë is maybe the only remnant of that (otherwise extinct) system.

[edit] Possible examples

Although nothing is known about the Quanta Sarme, these examples suppose that it used the letter Ossë and Úrë as a vowel.

  • ],Ö]

, azya

  • l]y]55]

, Yavanna

  • ½]5.

, hanu

[edit] References