I NEED HELP WITH A TATTOO

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  1. alienrika

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    Hi, my friend and I want to get a tattoo. A tattoo like the cast members of the lord of the rings have. The one with the word "nine" in Elvish. But we would like the numbers "eleven" and "twelve" also in Elvish, there's someone who can help us, please? This is one of the tattooes we're talking about: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/79/a7/95/79a795bac167f5507918636318bdb889.jpg
     
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    To express Elvish numerals with the Tengwar script, one glyph actually suffices (i.e. one doesn't need to write out an entire word in Sindarin or Quenya).
    http://www.oocities.org/tyalie/tengnum.html
    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/tengwar.htm
    (see under "Numerals")

    Whereas if you do wish to write e.g. English "nine" (or Sindarin yneg "twelve") with the Tengwar, the quickest way to do it is to employ the Online Tengwar Transcriber. Just remember to install the Tengwar Parmaitë Font first.

    A Google Image Search with the words lotr cast tattoo reveals how the movie actors went about it. They simply wrote the English word "nine", with an underdot Tehta for the final (and actually silent) "e", per this Tengwar mode for English.
     
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    Given the date of your post, it probably no longer matters, but if you wanted advice from an old curmudgeon (and why would you?) it would be "don't".
     

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