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Elvish Tengwar - MkII by DCLeadboot Elvish Tengwar - MkII by DCLeadboot
Lord of the Rings mania again. And I've got a certain interest in code-breaking, so Tolkien's Dwarfish Runes and Elvish Script fascinate me. :XD:
As far as the tengwar was concerned, it was much more difficult to figure out, because the values of the letters varied in use between the main languages of Elves (Quenya and Sindarin) and Men.

The credit for sources that helped me make this font go to Tolkien and his appendices, first of all. I had further help from the Wikipedia and 'the Complete Tolkien Companion' - a book by J. E. A. Tyler that I had the good providence to find in a bookshop during a holiday in Scotland.
Also to :iconsnurtz:'s tutorial here: [link]

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's writings for Lord of the Rings.

Note, this is a new version!!
After all the stuff I've recently been learning about writing Elvish, I finally decided to give my old Elvish font a major overhaul.
This MkII version of my Tengwar font sees:
:bulletred: The character-shapes tidied up a bit.
:bulletorange: The tehtar (vowel accentuations) can now be placed under preceding characters, as well as over the next.
:bulletyellow: The additional characters for common words such as "the" have now been added, as have the plural-s loops.
:bulletgreen: The wavy-line characters have now been included for double-letters and nasal-blends.
:bulletblue: This version includes Elvish puctuation and numbers.
:bulletpurple: The preview pic has been completely redone to act as a (hopefully comprehensive) user's guide for the use of this font. Examples are also included.

To install this font, click Download and save the ZIP file. This file contains Tengwar.TTF and Tengwar-MrII.JPG - extract thes files. (The image-file is the user-guide)
Find your Fonts folder - it will probably be under Windows/Fonts - and click-drag Tengwar.TTF into this folder to install it.
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:iconpercyjackson7:
PercyJackson7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I ... will have to study this a bit ... might take some time .... :O
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... it's rather... complicated... ^^;
Thanks for the fave! :)
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Weyandawik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent work putting this together. I taught myself Tengwar a couple months ago from a variety of random, sometimes inconsistent sources; I wish I had found this then. Thank you for putting this up, hopefully it will draw more people to the Tengwar's beauty :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I first worked on this a few years ago, I think... but yeah, this could be useful if you do another talk about the Tengwar hand in the future...? ;)
Thanks very much!
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:iconfosmoira:
FosMoira Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
This is beautifully put together, thank you for all the work you've put into it
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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AlmostAige Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP BLESS YOUR SOUL.
Thank you so much for putting this all together you perfect person!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's one heck of a blessing! :XD:
But hey, I'm only as perfect as the average fallible human... ;)
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MomokoStars Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh, this is WONDERFUL! This is going to make attempting to figure out what the heck I'm trying to write so much easier. :D Thankyou!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
Certainly makes all that research worthwhile, when you can get useful results like these.
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:iconamber-lotr-freak:
Amber-LOTR-FREAK Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Now all I have to do is acually finish reading it. :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... good luck with that! ;)
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:iconamber-lotr-freak:
Amber-LOTR-FREAK Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
already started. :meow:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK then :D
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:iconfandomite:
Fandomite Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for doing this.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ;)
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im-a-cat99 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic and you are now my favorite person ever. Except Tolkien, of course :D

Can I cite this in a paper I'm writing about Tolkien? It would be amazing to write stuff in Quenya Elvish and use this script with it! :la: Or just us this as it is! Ooooohhh man you have made my day!! :iconepiclaplz:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks very much! :aww:
Hope it works, anyway. It's not totally perfect, of course. ;)
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:iconim-a-cat99:
im-a-cat99 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

And it's working great. :la:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good! ;)
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:iconl0rdj0n3z:
L0rdJ0n3Z Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Pretty accurate, great work!
Just some further hints:
As far as I know, numbers are written vice versa in tengwar, so 10 would be written with the letters for 01.
And to distinguish the numbers from normal letters, every digit is accentuated with a single dot, or the whole number is added a line on top.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
I'll have to bear that in mind... perhaps if I remember later, I can see whether it's worth amending that when I get the chance.
Right now, I'm on a library system to kill time, waiting for a bus (I missed the previous connection due to being delayed by traffic)
What makes more sense? Adding a dot of some sort, of a continuous line over the numbers? Over or under?
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L0rdJ0n3Z Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I have seen the version with dots over every digit more often, but both is possible. The continuous line would be over the number. Some say, that the line or the dots are under the number, if the number is in duodecimal system, but I don't know whether this is an original amendment.
I just use numbers in decimal system like you ;)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, OK ;)
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is is translation only for english, or does it works for other languages? I found excel converter, but it translates into something far different then the writing translations that it appears on wikipédia...it´s just so confusing... and it´s just two words i´m trying to translate, imagine an whole text!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this only really works for the basic Latin-typeset... mainly plain A-Z (not any of those special characters with the accent over them)
I'm not sure how you'd add accents onto Elvish writing.
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, the origin of my language is latin and i´m dying here with the translation XD
dont need accents tho! lol
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Latin is what we call the standard A-Z character set, as opposed to something like the Russian Cyrillic-letters. ;)
OK then, good luck with this! :D
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:iconangiepureheart:
Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
got any tips? I am portuguese, so it counts as Latin XD
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm not sure what I can say that isn't mainly described in the guide-image appearing with this font.
When it comes to (tehter) vowels, though, they tend to be placed over the consonant that follows them - with Common Tongue and Sindarin-Elvish, anyway. Since the Quenya-Elvish is supposed to use a lot words that end in vowels, they place them over the previous consonant. I guess this would be the case with other languages where words often end in vowels?
Hope that's helpful - I'm not very good at explaining things... ^^;
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eagleeye340 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Very nice and detailed! This was such a big help to me! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Glad to know this is making Tolkien's writings more accessible! Have fun! ;)
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MillieBee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy mother of languages. You are a flipping genious. It's so complicated, I don't think I could ever even dream of working it out - but I know I'd rather try than write my psychology essay! :XD: Congratulations on making an extremely complicated language slightly more decipherable, and extremely useable. :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
Ah well, I was using a lot of online-resources, not to mention Tolkien's own appendices. Certainly took some deciphering, though.
Of course, Snurtz's tutorial was a big help. :)
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ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Tolkien!

I have loved Lord of the Rings from 2000, when I was introduced to it.

Wait a minute; some of those letters resemble Hanou characters!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, he was certainly a clever man! :D
This Elvish writing is really fascinating.

I'd read the Hobbit once, but never managed to finish the Lord of the Rings book - not until I saw the first movie... after that, I was emboldened to have another go at the book - and finished it! ;)
(Somehow, I seem to find stories easier to read when I at least have a better understanding of the premise, or even a glance ahead a few pages to see how it comes out! I don't like too much suspense) :XD:

It's possible. Tolkien was certainly influenced by ancient writings. I understand the two Elvish languages (Quenya and Sindarin) were loosely based on Finnish and Welsh respectively. :)
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:iconerraticbasarafan:
ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I only thank Tolkien as i owe part of my creativity to him.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many positive influences! :aww:
There's also C S Lewis, Brian Jacques, Sonic the Hedgehog and the Looney Tunes to be thanked!
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ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
But Sonic the Hedgehog isn't all that authentic; the characters speak Japanese yet their main planet is Möbius, whereas I am working on a saga free of Tiamatan (or Terran, if you must) influences with Asimov as its main planet early on.

Lfisan·ski' høg h'aipali'mk; tg·ny'·ua pxu tg·ny'·k'uco'd h·xj'g: [link]
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure what all that random text is at the end, but yeah - point taken... ;)
(OK, maybe I should refer to Yuji Naka, the maker of Sonic) :XD:
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:iconerraticbasarafan:
ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That "random text" is an instruction in K'nuck with a wormhole leaading you to my gallery.

The English translation is:
Select the following hyperlink to view my gallery

Simplicity and implication in shorthand are the beauties of K'nuck, thus you need only know all its basic roots and you can use 100% of the language.
Unfortunately, I couldn't write it in its native script as Windows doesn't support it or its necessary Complex Rendering application.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK - guess that would account for it. ;)
Not a language I ever heard of, though.
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:iconerraticbasarafan:
ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Mmhm. And, likewise, Star Trek's Klingon was based loosely on Apache! :diny:
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:iconwitch-king-42:
Witch-King-42 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
a fascinating study of an equally fascinating subject...Tolkien was a genius in the creation of language and alphabets
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, he certainly had a good grasp of the languages! ;)
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MyMentalReality Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i.love.you.forever!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thanks! :XD:
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maccsonian Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
This is all Greek to me! :XD:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was to me until I figured it out! ;)
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:iconerraticbasarafan:
ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ήταν ασυναρτησίες για μένα, όπως μπορώ να καταλάβω Ελληνικά.
Μαθαίνω γρήγορα, μέσω της.
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