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Tengwar Burger

Do you remember it? Do you recall? Well, it’s been such a long time since I published a new and exclusive Q101 Tengwar font!!! And here it is, the 4th one coming right out of the oven. It’s yummy, it’s fresh, it got extra special sauce and you can order with or without pickles and onions….YaaY! This Tengwar Burger:

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Tengwar Burger is chubby and designed to be so. No room for diet talk, boring side salad as main course….yikes! The font is healthy and sound, rounded and full of carbs, fat and all that juicy stuff and grandmas and grandpas would want us to have to grow strong and wide!

Since immemorial times (in fact, I can remember it…it was 2011) we have been sponsored by Lembas King and this font celebrates that fat enriching partnership too.

In order you get all the flavor coming with this brand new font inspired in Coimaso Aran logo, check the Quenya pangram below:

tengwar burger pangram

You can taste that fresh font right away! Order it by clicking at the button below and you’ll receive one special exclusive Tengwar font to go!

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But you know that’s not it! You can get all Quenya101 exclusive fonts (Tengwar Kornography, Tengwar Kids & Tengwar Bathory) and type in different styles in Tengwar never dreamt before!

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Also, there will be a big update in the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide coming soon. A whole new collection is bound to be added! Stay tuned for it! This is the only place where you can get the craziest and different Tengwar fonts of the whole…Arda! Everything here, only…

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Quenya Riddle

Can you read that?

Can you solve this Quenya riddle?

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  • Watch the video and find out what is written in Quenya.
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If you read it right and solve the riddle, you’ll win an exclusive surprise gift from Quenya101! Every single one who answers it correctly WILL get it! Not just the first 5, 10, 20 people to answer….no, EVERYONE!

So….test your reading skills now and get yourself some neat elvish treat!!!

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Þorn & ƿynn

ampersandEAs the previous post showed there was a time that Latin Alphabet had 27 letters. Yes, English was written with 1 additional letter, the &. (due to Latin influence). Now, before there was even a Latin influence to be accounted for something, there was Anglo-Saxon culture and their Runic Alphabet known as fuþorc to start with. FuÞorc! See? There’s already a different letter right there, right? Read below a little bit more about the history of our own alphabet and those 2 extinct letters…

Þorn & ƿynn

(thorn and wynn)

Our analysis start with  Old English. English was first written in the alphabet mentioned above, the Anglo-Saxon fuÞorc, also known as Anglo-Saxon. The Angles and Saxons came from Germany and settled in Britain in the fifth century. The region they inhabited became known as “Angle-land,” or “England.”

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Eventually, Christian missionaries introduced the Latin alphabet, which ultimately replaced Anglo-Saxon. But for some time, the alphabet included the letters of the Latin alphabet, some symbols (like &), and some letters of Old English.

As Modern English evolved, the Old English letters were dropped or replaced.

(Our trusty alphabet isn’t the only part of language that has changed — October used to be the eighth month, and September the seventh.)

ye-olde-pizza-shoppeHere’s an example:  In Old English, a letter called “thorn” represented the “th” sound (as in “that”) in Modern English. In the Latin alphabet, the “y” was the symbol that most closely resembled the character that represented thorn. So, thorn was dropped and “y” took its place.

That is why the word “ye,” as in “Ye Olde Booke Shoppe,” is an archaic spelling of “the.”

The Old English letter “wynn” was replaced by “uu,” which eventually developed into the modern w. (It really is a double u.)

The letters “u” and “j” didn’t join what we know as the alphabet until the sixteenth century.

 

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