May I ask what the difference is between the font/letters I have uploaded before and the one you have linked to?
So this is probably like, way too late since it's Christmas Day and all, but it looks as though the font you used assigned random tengwar (elven signs) to English letters. Tolkien was a linguist, and so he based his writing system on phonetics. To an elf, tirith is made up of the individual tengwa/signs t-i-r-i-th.
There are also different "modes," or ways of writing tengwar, based on what point in Middle-earth's history the person in question was writing. T-i-r-i-th, which I mentioned earlier, would be how an older elf would write the word. Younger Sindarin elves might write the word using only the consonants as full letters (t-r-th) and put the vowels over top as "accents." The example Xand linked is written that way; the dots over the tengwar represent the letter i.
Amy: Hello! I am confused about the verb nautha-. In lesson 17 the dialog at the start has “nauthog” for “you think”, then “semin” for “I think”. Is nautha- one of the irregular verbs? I can’t find anything else it in the lessons or dictionary. Thank you!
Jul 12, 2020 2:56:39 GMT
Xandarien: Suilad! There have been two verbs used for 'to think', I apologise for the confusion. There's Nautha- 'to conceive an idea, think' and Sam- 'to think. Sam- should have been removed everywhere as it was a reconstruction that we don't need. I'll change that.
Jul 13, 2020 8:47:43 GMT
Amy: Thank you! I really enjoy the lessons. Len hannon!
Jul 14, 2020 2:16:08 GMT