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Elvish (Sindarin) Writing Help Needed

Eruclauron
The Shire


Jul 11 2014, 8:56pm

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Elvish (Sindarin) Writing Help Needed Can't Post

I'm about to start a great Middle-earth sketchbook, and on the inside cover I want to have written in Sindarin "The journey begins...". I think I have the correct words ("I lend heria..."; feel free to correct me on it though), however in trying to write it in Tengwar to put in the front of the book, I'm running into a lot of difficulties. I've found a few pages on the internet and even a few videos, but they all seem to contradict each other in some ways, and I can't tell which is the most correct, so if anybody on here could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated!


dernwyn
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Jul 11 2014, 9:35pm

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Here's a link [In reply to] Can't Post

to a good Tengwar Transcriber: http://www.tengwar.art.pl/...r/ott/start.php?l=en

Type your words in the top box, and click on "Transcribe" to get the transcription in the bottom box.

Will that work for you? Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Eruclauron
The Shire


Jul 11 2014, 9:37pm

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Unfortunately it is not working for me. I keep getting random letters/numbers/symbols, like this: "` jl2{ 9l7`]". Am I doing something wrong?


BlackFox
Valinor


Jul 11 2014, 9:44pm

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Try switching the output format into PGN. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Eruclauron
The Shire


Jul 11 2014, 9:47pm

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

That worked! Thank you! And thank you dernwyn as well! Now I can start to work on that book!


BlackFox
Valinor


Jul 11 2014, 9:50pm

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You're welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

And have fun with your book! Smile


“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” - Henry David Thoreau


Eruclauron
The Shire


Jul 11 2014, 10:11pm

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Thank you, I shall! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just one more question: which of these would you think to be better to use:
This one is when I have input language set to English (I'm inputting "I lend heria..."):
http://www.tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/obrazek.php?f=p&s=38&t=YEIgajJ7JCA5N1JgQmBDLT0tPS09
And this one is when I have it set to Sindarin, and while I'd think that would be the better, it looks off compared to other Tengwar writings I've seen:
http://www.tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/obrazek.php?f=p&s=38&t=YCBqbDJ7IDlsN2BdLS0t


(This post was edited by Eruclauron on Jul 11 2014, 10:13pm)


dernwyn
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Jul 12 2014, 2:16am

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Oh good, I'm glad it's working for you! [In reply to] Can't Post

The two phrases you have differ only in the depiction of vowels: the first uses tehtar, which are the vowels placed above the consonants, and the other uses the Tengwar "letters" for the vowels (such as are seen on the West-gate of Moria). (You probably already know this; I've included it for those who are reading this thread and who might not know.)

Since both are correct, and I think both look nice, I'd say to use whichever one looks the best with your work! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Eruclauron
The Shire


Jul 12 2014, 2:10pm

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I think I'll go for the one that uses the tehtar. Wink

Thank again for your help!


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jul 17 2014, 10:06pm

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also... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/
awesome website devoted to Tolkien's languages...


http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/tothesea.htm

(This is a Sindarin translation done of my favorite LOTR song...)

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