A little confusion about Qwenya Tengwar

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  1. Ricktcher

    Ricktcher New Member

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    My one isn't a very important Problem, but I wanted to find out the answer

    by Qwenya mode, to make the Vowel come after the Consonant, the Tethar goes on the Tengwar, and to make it before, it goes under...

    ...But in cases like "nyä" you use to put the Númen and two dots to rapresent the "-y-" sound, and the "a" Tethar, (three dots) on the Tengwar

    Is it an exeption, or am I missing something?

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  2. Galin

    Galin Registered User

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    Yes, some marks were used in the Classical Quenya Mode to indicate, for examples:
    long consonants, palatalization (your example), and following s. So what we really have is a modification of the one tengwa to illustrate -ny- with the vowel a on top. One can write Quenya by leaving out the vowel a altogether, and the modification here lets a reader know that there is no a between -n- and -y- .

    If you click the link below to Amanye Tenceli . . .

    http://at.mansbjorkman.net/teng_quenya.htm

    . . . the first, light blue word in the upper left hand corner (in Elvish writing), is amanye.

    Note also that both vowels before e (in this case a) sit atop something -- the first sits atop a short carrier because 1) the vowel is short, and 2) there is no preceding tengwa to perch on!