Resuming our Tengwar Kanji series (check part 1 & 2 here) and keeping the creative mojo rolling and rolling, we come to the Elvish YEAR! Time flow is a concept well kept at Quenya101 where you can learn to observe the Imladris Reckoning, learn from your elvish horoscope (or not that much) and even follow the 1 age in 1 year alternate chronology.
Enough with the talk and let’s head to matters here! Tengwar Kanji for the elvish year:
First day. Not a month but a special holiday. Its kanji idea was based on the high hopes people usually have in this time of the year.
Spring, the first month. Its Kanji idea was based on the growing up of life in Arda where seeds and flowers blossom and the earth brings forth a new bloom.
Summer, the Second month. Its Kanji idea was based on the Sun and the intense heat of this season.
Harvest, the Third month. Its Kanji idea was based on the tools of harvesting. Ploughs, scythes and the like which bring the fruits of the season to our table.
Middle-days. Not a month but a time for special holidays. Its Kanji idea was based on the interval these days bring to the year, right in its middle.
Fall, the Fourth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the falling of leaves and the hoarding of fruits for the winter season.
Winter, the Fifth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the snow falling, icing all around us and melting eventually when the season ends.
Stirring, the Sixth month. Its Kanji idea was based on the beginning of grow of things when seeds are still numb, but there’s a hope of spring.
Last day. Not a month, a special holiday. Its Kanji idea was based on the notion people are wrapping up the year that is almost closed.