…if he saw how people is butchering the most beloved creation of his: The languages! Don’t get me wrong…but the technology (computers, internet and so on) helped a lot to expand Tolkien lore and by its powerful and easy-to-grasp interface, anyone can have contact with the elvish languages and alphabet. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the downside of it. Anyone can have access and contact with it. Even those who have no clue to what they’re dealing with, although they don’t lack interest of getting some money out of it.
It is well notorious that some people think they can write in “elvish”. (I dislike so much when they say that and still have no idea about Quenya, Sindarin and all other distinctions within “elvish”) They download the fonts, and voilà! I’m ready to go! “I’m gonna type at my keyboard and I’m 100% sure I can write in elvish”
Take a look at these examples:
OBS: There’s nothing written here!
Sure, they are the ones to blame! Now they have their skin scarred for life with some gibberish in Tengwar. But…have you ever thought that there was one guy who was paid to do that? That’s not cool! How could I, for instance, tattoo someone with Chinese kanji, if I understand nothing of Chinese?
That’s my point! Tolkien created something awesome, wonderful…and people are bargaining away his creation, with limited knowledge the genius behind it..and they don’t even care if they’re doing correctly or not. It doesn’t matter as long as there’s profit in it. That makes me sad! Imagine how Tolkien would feel as he’s the creator!
Do you remember the girl who charges you $5 bucks per each wrong Tengwar rendering? (Read here)
Yeah…there is so much more:
You can purchase this bag who says: The Way of the Bard & Tngwthm qurnw nd- wthnqu qurnw (In Tengwar) for only $42 bucks! Hooray!
Or if you have less money, you can purchase this wonderful piece of decoration below, for your books! (Tolkien books of course) It can also be used as a bookmark! How wonderful! By the way, it’s written this: S -i-nquf m- ngff v-rdmp fvfng ngy-swf my-fw v-rd -icrdnw-y Super cool, huh? Here’s the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69380147/lord-of-the-rings-corner-bookmark
Do you see what I mean?
“The Way Of The Bard” bag and “The Lord Of The Rings” pin contributed by: Ondo Carniliono