"language" in Original English Mode

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  1. leisulin

    leisulin New Member

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    My primary source for Tengwar knowledge is McKay's Textbook. From everything I've gathered there, the tengwar for the word "language" would be composed of "L" (Lambë) followed by a "G" (Ungwë) preceded by a nasalized consonant ŋ (overbar), an "a" tehta, and a "following-w" mark, all three of which would be above the Ungwë; then finally another Ungwë with an "a" tehta above, and a "silent-e" tehta below.

    My question is not whether everyone agrees with that (I expect many people disagree), but just this: in stacking a "following-w" tehta, an "a" tehta, and an overbar all going above a tengwa, if someone put a gun to your head and insisted you write it with those 3 tehtar, which order would you stack them in vertically? Would you put the "following-w" tehta above or below the others?
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    The vowel tehta goes above the w-mark.
     

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