Do you know Starchamber? If not, you’ll have the displeasure of getting to know it through this post!
As already shown here, Starchamber is a site where one can be misled to believe Tolkien is a jerk and dumb creator. Yes, I said it! Basically, what Starchamber does is: teach people wrongly how the Tengwar alphabet works under the wrong approach with the wrong symbols for it, combined with the wrong info of how the writing actually works. It’s like Depeche Mode’s song WRONG!
In essence, Starchamber mislead people and pretend they can learn how to write “Elvish” by simply substituting letters like a code. Ok…that’s not new around here, but here comes the thing:
Starchamber offspring! (a.k.a. Children of the Damned)
Yes, the damned thing is reproducing now! Not only that, the thing’s offspring is teaching others and “translating” names into Quenya AND Sindarin! How versatile huh? Shall we take a look?
The most painful thing to me, personally, frankly, is to know that the person who asked the question now believes it’s written “Earthschild” above. Next step is getting a tattoo, can you imagine that? I can!
With a single word as “ëarsshwild”, that child of Starchamber broke 5 orthographic rules! Let’s count:
- Wrong tengwa for R
- Wrong doubling of consonant R
- Wrong usage of the tengwa for S (as there’s no tehta above it)
- Wrong position for HW. It can only come initially.
- Wrong consonant (D) ending a word. In Quenya, it can only be T, N, L, R, S
1 word, 0 meaning, 5 orthographic mistakes! Thank you very much Starchamber!!!!
It’s not over! Let’s check a name now. Shall we? Are you prepared for what its coming? Be strong:
Now we face a deeper issue. Etymology. Names cannot be merely translated. In our current languages, a name means nothing, but in its origin, a name meant EVERYTHING! Through etymology one can compose a Quenya equivalent (instead of simply writing an English name using Tengwar Quenya Mode.) For the ones curious, HERE you can learn how Ashley is accurately composed into Quenya.
having considered all this, I beg you all: Ask this Tumblr http://howtowriteelvish.tumblr.com/ this question:
Would you like to learn correctly Tengwar and Quenya?
With that question, please add any good source of your choice! Fauskanger’s, Renk’s, anything! Please! Join the campaign for an elucidated world!
Lazy internet minds are ruining what Tolkien left and disrespecting his beautiful minds by their own lack of understanding!