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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 112: Easy as ABC

27th March 2014 (17:40)

Last Sindar cartoon for a while!

The books say that while the Sindar of Doriath invented this runic alphabet, they didn't use it much except for a few inscriptions and monuments. The Dwarves, however, adopted it and used it so much that by the time of Lord of the Rings most people in Middle-earth assumed runes were a Dwarven invention. The reason why the Elves didn't see much use for writing, though  - as expressed here by Lúthien - is my own assumption.

For the record, the Noldor over in Valinor are also inventing their own alphabet around this time, in a separate and unconnected action. We'll come to that later.

Part 112: Easy as ABC

Next time: Part 113: Changing places

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 27th March 2014 20:57 (UTC)

I've implemented a new remote app on my journal that makes people's keyboards explode if they use them to type a bad pun. Be warned!!!

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