This post is dedicated for all people from UK that have recently joined the ranks here in Quenya101. (Also it suits as an expansion of this) Averyrobertson from UK, asked me today about Tengwar Welsh Mode and I thought he really deserved a decent answer so, I prepared some research for him.
It’s not like I know Welsh, (so I won’t be able to tell you if this is particularly accurate in its rendition) but it’s a start to get to know it better, huh? Anyway, if you have some knowledge about Welsh phonology & Tengwar writing and something presented here doesn’t seem to be quite good, please do share your views! Here are the basic things about Tengwar Welsh Mode:
Allegedly Tengwar alphabet is well built for Welsh and follows the same patterns of Sindarin Mode. The resemblance lies on the fact that Sindarin was based in Welsh anyway.
- The vowel diacritics (tehtar) are written over, or below, the consonant which follows them. If vowels appear on their own or at the end of a word, the diacritics are written over the vowel carrier (as above). The diphthongs are always written as above.
- Consonants are doubled by adding a wavy line below them.
- A dot above a letter is used to represent both i and final y, while a dot below a letter represents the non-final y. For example, ysbyty (hospital) is written:
- When s comes at the end of a word it’s written with a small curled line: = ynys (island).
- When a tehtar appears above an s, the s is written thus: = urddas (dignity).
Tengwar Welsh Mode devised by Simon Ager