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However he also used a more 'conservative' system which seem to have been proved far more popular. Fëanor held the idea of syllabic analysis of the words by the Sarati, and made also use of [[tehtar|signs for vowels]] (instead of the full letters).
 
However he also used a more 'conservative' system which seem to have been proved far more popular. Fëanor held the idea of syllabic analysis of the words by the Sarati, and made also use of [[tehtar|signs for vowels]] (instead of the full letters).
  
When the [[Noldor]] rebelled an came to [[Middle-earth]], they adapted their writing for the new languages they learned. This led to the [[Mode of Beleriand]], obviously a Quanta Sarmë modification for writing [[Sindarin]]. It is also possible that the Tengwar influenced the evolution of the [[Cirth]], mainly in their shape and arrangement.
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When the [[Noldor]] rebelled and came to [[Middle-earth]], they adapted their writing for the new languages they learned. This led to the [[Mode of Beleriand]], obviously a Quanta Sarmë modification for writing [[Sindarin]]. It is also possible that the Tengwar influenced the evolution of the [[Cirth]], mainly in their shape and arrangement.
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Tengwar are known to be used on [[Númenor]] by [[Men]] during the [[Second Age]]. The Exiles brought this Mannish usage to the [[Kingdom in Exile]] on Middle-earth, and was used to write the [[Common Speech]]. Different modes were used between [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. Noteable, the [[Northern Mode]] of Arnor was a modification of the Mode of Beleriand, still used in [[Rivendell]].
  
 
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Revision as of 11:14, 31 July 2008

Contents

History

Fëanor invented the tengwar on the Valian Year 1250. strongly influenced by the Sarati of Rúmil the Loremaster.

Unlike Rúmil, Fëanor considered vowels as indepedent sounds and not just “colours” of the consonants, so he devised the “full writing” (Quanta Sarmë). However he also used a more 'conservative' system which seem to have been proved far more popular. Fëanor held the idea of syllabic analysis of the words by the Sarati, and made also use of signs for vowels (instead of the full letters).

When the Noldor rebelled and came to Middle-earth, they adapted their writing for the new languages they learned. This led to the Mode of Beleriand, obviously a Quanta Sarmë modification for writing Sindarin. It is also possible that the Tengwar influenced the evolution of the Cirth, mainly in their shape and arrangement.

Tengwar are known to be used on Númenor by Men during the Second Age. The Exiles brought this Mannish usage to the Kingdom in Exile on Middle-earth, and was used to write the Common Speech. Different modes were used between Arnor and Gondor. Noteable, the Northern Mode of Arnor was a modification of the Mode of Beleriand, still used in Rivendell.

Use

Structure

Modes

Quenya Tengwar

Sindarin Tengwar

Westron Tengwar

DTS

Use in adaptations