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Information about the Tengwar

The Mellonath Daeron Index of Tengwa Specimina (DTS)
A comprehensive and up-to-date list of all known tengwar texts by J. R. R. Tolkien, published by the Mellonath Daeron, the language guild of the Swedish Tolkien society Forodrim. Tengwar beginners may be scared of by this list. However, it is without any doubt an invaluable tool for any serious work about the tengwar.
Amanye Tenceli. The Writing Systems of Aman
Måns Björkman’s excellent site. I especially want to highlight his overviews on the different tengwar modes and on the tengwar names.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Full Tengwar Modes for Modern English. An Analysis (PDF)
Ronald Kyrmse’s analysis is slightly outdated because it has been written before the publication of DTS 71. Nevertheless, it continues to be the best analysis of Tolkien’s English full writing modes on the web. Do not miss the overview table: FTMME.pdf.
Mellonath Daeron : Guides for Tengwar and Runes
Per Lindberg’s PDFs that explain, among other things, the classical Quenya mode, the Sindarin modes and the tengwar numerals.

Relevant journals

Parma Eldalamberon (PE)
In Parma Eldalamberon, new Middle-earth linguistic texts by J. R. R. Tolkien are published in an interval of roughly one year. The texts about the writing systems are edited by Arden R. Smith. Parma Eldalamberon may be ordered from the Eldalamberon Home Page (do not be scared off by the web design!). Unfortunately, that site seems to be inaccessible from some networks – a proxy server might help, or simply someone else’s computer.
Vinyar Tengwar (VT)
In Vinyar Tengwar, the journal of The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, new Middle-earth linguistic texts by J. R. R. Tolkien are published. Some of them contain new tengwar texts.


Free Tengwar Font Project
The Free Tengwar Font Project by Johan Winge and me aims at developing a family of general purpose fonts that cover J. R. R. Tolkien’s tengwar script and that are compatible with the Unicode standard. Additional aims are tools and documentation for the use of such fonts.
Tengwar encoding and design
Johan Winge’s blog about different aspects of tengwar fonts.
  (Tengwar Blog) – Experimental blogging in and about J. R. R. Tolkien’s Tengwar script
My own blog in tengwar and about tengwar.


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