StephenT (stormwreath) wrote,
StephenT
stormwreath

Elvish scripts

I created this earlier this evening, and thought one or two people here might find it interesting as well; it shows the contrast between Tolkien's different Elvish scripts and alphabets:



I find it very typical that the alphabet designed by Fëanor is by far the most efficient (in terms of how few characters are needed) at representing his own language, and every other script needs more space.

Also, the Sarati is weird. That's the original script invented by Rúmil in Valinor, the one that Fëanor's Tengwar replaced, (From a Doylist perspective it was also the first Elvish alphabet Tolkien invented, in circa 1919).
Tags: art, tolkien. silmarillion
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