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Not all those who wander are lost HUGE Tattoo Q101 Edition

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The mother of all translations in Quenya.

Not all those who wander are lost whole poem.

Floyd Rivera requested through Tattoo Q101 AND Floyd Rivera got it in 86 hours through Tattoo Q101

I bring you the revised edition of the original translation made by Ondo Carniliono few years ago. What is revised? Well, minor things. I kept the poetic and free spirit made originally and added a tiny bit only. It’s ridiculously tiny, don’t panic. Notice that Quenya101 version takes advantage of Quenya declension nature and plays freely with word order. Quenya allows room for that. Below, you won’t find a fixed translation. Literal wording. One word after another. NO! Word order allows it, so we danced with them. Not to mention vocabulary issues too. There are synonyms here and there that could be used differently, you know. So,… what you got here is the most poetic and accurate Quenya translation, aimed at the beauty of the idea behind the poem and using Quenya language to the farthest it can be reached.

In this post you’ll get the whole High-Elven Tengwar Collection If you’re interested in more fonts, check the Poem & Prose page here. Also, Quenya101 site is flowing abundantly with Tolkien translations. Use the search box, you’ll find it! If you don’t, just follow Floyd’s example, request it!

Do you want an extra mile? Check the full analysis here 

Now, let’s all grab our walking sticks and wander with Tolkien through this beautiful poem. Watch your step, wander freely but be lost not.

All that is gold does not glitter

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Ilya i laurëa ná, mirilya lá,

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Not all those who wander are lost

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Queni yar ranyar ullumë vanwë umir

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The old that is strong does not wither

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I yára ya tulca ná, hesta lá

Deep roots are not reached by the frost

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Tumnë talmar rahtainë nixenen umir

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From the ashes a fire shall be woken

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Yúlallo nárë nauva coivaina,

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A light from the shadows shall spring

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Cálë lómillon tuiuva

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Renewed shall be blade that was broken

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Ceura nauva hyanda ya né rácina,

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The crownless again shall be king

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I ríelóra ata aran nauva

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Voilà! From Tolkien own mouth! Spread it, rate it, like it…enjoy it!

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White Tree Awards V

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What a mark! Here we are! Due to all Tolkien fans we have reached such a mark! Let’s celebrate it! Below, we shall have the White Tree Awards V for the best Quenya101 posts from 03/14/16 to 11/17/16. So quick since the last awards. Here’s what we got on this 5th edition:

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And the White Tree goes to…

Best Engaging

It seems Tengwar was perfectly made for tattoos, huh? But only when written correctly, kids.

Best Commented

What a reception! People loved the inauguration of Q101 Shop and commented everywhere! Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook…beyond Quenya101 reach!

Best Attraction

A revolution took place in the field of Tengwar fonts designing and you watched from prime seats here in Quenya101!

Best Rated

Everyone loves a compilation which makes life easier, right? You rated the best and here it is the guide you wanted, at your hand!

Best Spread

It spread like wildfire! Huge traffic in few days and it continued on and on. It seems the whole galaxy spread it everywhere! I wonder if it reached Andromeda too.

And,…

according to YOU, the BEST of all is…

Best People’s Choice

What a surprise! Least to say, what a coincidence! Last White Tree Awards we got something from the Bible too, and now…you chose it again! Wow, super cool!

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And the 5th White Tree Awards is coming…

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Here we are, once again in our festive time, celebrating the last 100 posts from Quenya101! Check out below the best of the best and pick your favorite for People’s Choice Awards!

VOTE for your TOP 3

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Elvish Tattoo Guide

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Starting October, 12th, 2016 Quenya101 brings you this new featured service, the Elvish Tattoo Q101!

tumblr_o2iejeu4d01sa2p7qo1_500Have you got the feeling of tattooing the most beautiful alphabet created by Tolkien with a very significant sentence of yours BUT….are you afraid you might end up with gibberish?

Fear it not, my human friend! With Tattoo Q101 not only you’re gonna get a most accurate Quenya translation, but you’re gonna have it HUGE, 6x HUGE (for tattoo artists’ sake). So how does it work? Just like the very good old Fast Line with some differences.  Check the quick FAQ here so you know all details:

FAQ Index

1 – What is Tattoo Q101?

2 – How long does it take to get my answer?

3 – How does it work?

4 – How many things can I get with one single donation?

5 – What exactly do I get with each kind of request (names, quotes, sentences & special dates)?

6 – How large are these HUGE Tengwar fonts?

7 – How many Tengwar fonts do I get and where do I choose them?

8 – I do want my ink as accurate as possible! Where will I be answered? Where do I click?

1 – What is Tattoo Q101?

It’s how you can request anything to be translated accurately into Quenya so you get your tattoo with no concerns, fears or the like.

2 – How long does it take to get my answer?

Up to 101 hours! That’s right! There are huge lines everywhere but you’ll just need to wait few days and voilà! Ready to ink!

3 – How does it work?

Click on the Tattoo Q101 buttons on the site, donate the requested amount and leave a message (if no message is left, please comment at the site or contact me) with your donation, asking the name/famous quote/sentence/special date you want to be translated into Quenya.

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4 – How many things can I get with one single donation?

Per donation you can ask 1 name OR 1 famous quote (taken from books, movies, songs, etc.) OR 1 random sentence at your choice OR 1 special date. Important: quotes and sentences are limited to 150 characters (space and punctuation counting as well). If you want something above the character limitation, please make additional donations accordingly.

5 – What exactly do I get with each kind of request (names, quotes, sentences & special dates)?

You get everything Fast Line already brought you! Check here all the details.

6 – How large are these HUGE Tengwar fonts?

Well, They’re super HUGE! How huge? Instead of describing it, let me show you the regular size and the super HUGE. Compare and draw your conclusions:

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The regular size. Cool but not good enough for tattoo purposes, huh?

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Now, we’re talking! HUGE size. Not huge enough? Click on the image and you’ll see… … yeah, perfect, huh?

Bottom line: instead of an average of 24-sized fonts, you’ll get something around 288! (OUCH, my eyes! They blew up on my eyes!)

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7 – How many Tengwar fonts do I get and where do I choose them?

You can get 6 fonts! That’s right, not only one or two like before. SIX! A whole Tengwar collection. You can choose the one 6-font Tengwar collection you want by clicking on the banners below and checking the styles that suit you:

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High-elven

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Grey-elven

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Green-elven

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Silvan-elven

It is ESSENTIAL you mention which Fonts collection you want for your request. If no collection is mentioned, a random one may be picked for you.

8 – I do want my ink as accurate as possible! Where do I click?

At the appropriate page according to your request, you’ll get it answered. Check the pages here.

Shut up and let me click, right? Okie Dokie, sir… click below and let me be at your services:

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Click – Ask – Get – Ink

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Tengwar Fonts are HERE TO STAY!

are-you-readyThis is historical! For ages, for years I have wanted to develop my own Tengwar fonts but I had never ever got the skills and knowledge to do that!

09/13/16 changed everything! I did it! I sat down, did my homework and now A NEW ERA of customized and original Tengwar Fonts has arrived!

Prepare yourselves, buckle your seatbelts and let’s ride with an infinite amount of new Tengwar designs.

And the first one, who took me the whole night….(I was literally awaken 24 hours to finish this first baby):

Tengwar Kornography 2.0

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And I tell you honestly, MANY MORE will come. I can create anything now! A new page will be added to Quenya101 with everything you need to know and get concerning Tengwar Fonts. Stay tuned. Meanwhile…check the odyssey towards Tengwar Kornography:

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The exact moment my first Tengwar font is born:

Well, I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Anyway, talking about being born, baby and stuff…you might wonder what’s the next Tengwar font coming….(here’s an initial glimpse):

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Tengwar Kids 😀

GET TENGWAR KORNOGRAPHY NOW!

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And per se And

tumblr_m7xje9NcsY1r8en8vo1_500Alphabets! Great group of symbols designed to express a language in written media. Alphabets are present in our everyday life (right now you’re reading one arranged according to English language) and we never realize the long story & journey each single letter has to tell. For instance, what happened to the 27th lost letter of Roman alphabet? What was it & why it’s not around here anymore?

Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the AMPERSAND today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was indeed the 27th letter of the Latin alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first doug-ampersand-1-480x960century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand.

(The ampersand is also used in an unusual configuration where it appears as “&c” and means etc. The ampersand does double work as the e and t.)

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The ampersand isn’t the only former member of the alphabet. There are MORE and it’ll be shown for the curious and avid minds soon. Stay tuned.

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Tengwar Sudoku

It’s been a long while since we had our last puzzle, so I came up with this idea and it quite hits the same itch scratched by Tengwar Kanji developed by Quenya101 here. Therefore, I present you….Tengwar SUDOKU!

But what is Sudoku?

250px-Sudoku-by-L2G-20050714.svgSudoku is a Japanese puzzle where logic and combinatorial number placement takes a major role. Usually, the standard Sudoku features numbers (1 to 9) and you gotta place them correctly inside the major squares, columns and lines without repeating them.

It’s not hard, but of course there are different levels you can play and some of them have so many possibilities, you’ll definitely have a hard time filling those little squares.  As you may realize, this puzzle is perfect not only with numbers but letters as well (which makes them a bit harder I think…but it’s just a matter of symbols) and Sudoku is the best puzzle we could get to exercise our Tengwar Kanji writing!

In our Sudoku, you’ll have 4×4 areas where 16 Tengwar Kanjis will be filled. Are you up to this challenge? Put your skills to the test and have fun during this vacation with Tengwar Sudoku!

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Don’t despair! Believe me…this is an easy one! You can send your answers to Quenya101 mail and the answer key will be given when we’re back in February! Enjoy the puzzle!

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Kornography Pangram

I’m publishing this post for a possible sponsor (Robson Pereira) I got who might develop Tengwar Kornography as a regular font. That’d be pretty cool and I hope he can do it. When and if, I get the final results of his work, I’ll definitely share this brand new Tengwar font (unlike Marcin Przybys who created a nice font, Tengwar New and HE DOESN’T SHARE IT! 😦  ). Quenya101 is completely different! What I do, I do for you and to you! Enjoy!

Kornography Pangram

This Quenya Pangram shown here was created by me and originally posted here. You can check its meaning as well as words pronunciation.

Tengwar Kornography Keyboard Mapping

Tengwar Kornography Keyboard Mapping

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Tengwar Kornography

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As a metal fan, I like metal fonts and as a Quenya fan, I like Tengwar alphabet. You can see where I’m going here, right? To the infinite and beyond, to the new frontier, to nobody has ever dared to be before…(at least that I’m aware of)….

Anyway, I’ve been trying to make new fonts for a long time now but I don’t have what it takes to really make them. I have limited knowledge of computer and I know somebody will eventually make my vision come true so everyone can type weird and new Tengwar fonts. My #1 vision involves Korn and Tengwar. I present to you officially, Tengwar Kornography:

Tengwar Kornography

 

Do you see the point here? You know…this style may not please you like it pleases me, but the point is: ANY Tengwar font is possible! There’s no limit to where creativity may take you. If I knew how to work with font creating softwares, I’d have designed tons of fonts and I want to stimulate the ones who got skills and knowledge for that. Create and be joyful with the work of your hands! (like I am now)

If you like this particular font, check How do we say (…) in Quenya? section where some sentences were already written with…

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And the Award goes to….

YOU CHOOSE!

White Tree Awards III is almost here, and you’re the one who’s gonna choose the best post among the last 100 from Quenya101. We want to hear you! We wanna know what you enjoyed the most here so we can continue to make it better and better FOR YOU! If you’re a new fan around here, take some time and check the options below. If you’re with us for some time now, vote for that singular post which delivered to you everything you like the most: 101% Tolkien material right on!

And the Nominees for the ‘White Tree Awards III’ People’s Choice is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast your vote now! You can choose more than one option as well as vote as many time as you want!

Thank you for voting and see you there at our Award Ceremony!

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Tengwar Kanji 4 動物

Adding to the custom made and original series of Quenya101 (you can check part 1, 2 & 3 here), I bring to you new Tengwar Kanji to expand the collection and continue the exercise of shaping Tengwar in unprecedented ways.

This time, let’s have some Kanji for the most important animals in Tolkien’s word as well as a complete gallery of what we have designed so far.

Eagle

Eagle

Animal #1 of course, the eagle is the herald of Manwë and many Maiar took that form when entered Arda. The Kanji evokes its beak and talons (in a way).

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Swan

Another bird strongly associated with the elves, mainly the Teleri. This Kanji brings the delicate shape of a swan body with its plumes and beak to the Tengwar writing.

Horse

Horse

An animal much used by mortal man, the Horse Kanji depicts the strength of the horse legs muscles along with the saddle on top showing the deep connection with its tamed nature.

Serpent

Serpent

Also known as snake or dragon (not winged), this animal is strongly associated with the Enemy and it was used by him in wars and battles throughout the ages. It shows the dust below its belly and as well as its head with fangs ready for the attack.

Now the gallery with the 25 Tengwar Kanji already published and shared here in Quenya101. Do you have what it takes to know them by heart and memory alone?

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Tengwar (Broken) Fonts Guide 4

WOULD YOU LIKE AN UPDATE?

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts there is right now including original and exclusive ones.

So far so good. We have had 18 Tengwar fonts compiled so far, excellent ones to choose from according to your taste BUT now, I present to you….the handicapped lil’ siblings, the Tengwar Broken Fonts. Why do I call them that way? Lots of reasons!

Well, to start with, whoever designed them didn’t follow the conventional Tengwar keyboard mapping. Not only that, some Tengwar fonts are missing…tengwar! Some are just little punctuation details some are extremely important. Is that it? NO. Some Tengwar fonts have an alternate different way of typing them altogether. I really think the intention when doing it might have been good, but it’s confusing once you get used with the real well-design and mapped Tengwar fonts.

Anyway, if you’re an advanced Tengwar writer, you should fare quite well with those “broken fonts”, if not….AVOID THEM! They won’t help you understand how Tengwar works, they won’t help you typing them even if they look like easier and it’s very very likely you end up with gibberish stuff and perhaps it’s not even your fault…it’s the font that is broken somehow.

This time I won’t add the links to download the fonts (they are no good for writing anyway) but if you still wanna get them…check the internet. It’s not hard to find those. Also, they will NEVER be used as written text in Quenya101, so don’t worry about being Middle-Earth ready too.  This is just an informative post well-fitted to be part of this Tengwar Fonts Guide series.

Tengwar Fonts Guides

Part I
(Annatar, Annatar Italics, Noldor, Gothika, Quenya & Sindarin)

Part II
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)

Part III
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)

Check the pangram image and most of the times it’ll be very clear why and where the Tengwar font is broken.

Tengwar Cursive

Tengwar Cursive

Tengwar Cursive is a tiny font with little problems to be honest. Punctuation most of the times. It’s easy to solve them making the font usable.

Tengwar Naive

Tengwar Naive

Tengwar Naive has got minor problems with punctuation too. The only big issue is the lack of the tengwar calma as you can see in the 4th line the word “Cuiviénello” written without C.

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Tengwar Gandalf

Tengwar-Gandalf = HUGE problem. Alternate mapping, missing tengwar, one single tehtar position…it’s hard to use this one. Most people do….wrongly! The positive point is the stylish inverted lambë.

Tengwar Mazarbul

Tengwar Mazarbul

Tengwar Mazarbul feels like how an orc would (try) to write Tengwar. It’s pretty cool, except for the alternate mapping, all the missing stuff and the nonsense “C’s” full of dots. A pity.

Tengwar Typewriter

Tengwar Typewriter

Tengwar Typewriter has good intentions. It’s basically the alternate mapping that screws everything. It can be used with care and attention though.

RSMorona

RSMorona

This is the WORST of all. RSMorona is just a unorganized collection of symbols that follows nothing. Impossible to use unless, you don’t wanna make sense. Such a shame.

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NO!…never ever!

As said before, there’s no Middle-Earth ready test as the fonts above will never be used in Quenya101 texts (only images if ever).

Stay tuned for more….

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