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The Andaith or "long mark" was the long-vowel diacritical mark used in Tengwar of the Mode of Beleriand. In this mode of 'full writing', vowels were represented by separate letters rather than as tehtar so a different means was needed to indicate long vowels. The andaith appeared as an 'acute accent'.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

OS andatektha and also perhaps and + taith.

Cognates[edit | edit source]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"