The day has come! Night is passing!
NEW quote translated into Quenya!
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The day has come! Night is passing! is the 470th famous quote translated into Quenya…
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The content below is slightly outdated.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.
After the new promising feature of Quenya101 presented in the previous post, this guide is more than needed to help everyone with Tengwar Fonts. With this guide, you’ll have a complete catalog of all existing Tengwar fonts out there. Names, a pangram with of all tengwar, files to download and even a test to check if your internet browser is Middle-Earth ready!
Here you have only part I of this series. More is to come. When they do, links will be displayed here for easy navigation.
Tengwar Fonts Guide
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)
Part IV – The Broken
(Cursive, Naive, Gandalf, Mazarbul, Typewriter & Morona)
So, let’s start! (Click at the heading to download the font file)
OBS: If you don’t know how to type using Tengwar, please read THIS before downloading the fonts and typing like a regular keyboard. That’s not how it works!
Tengwar Annatar as you see in the image above is a standard writing, balanced and with a neutral elvish style.
Tengwar Annatar Italics is the #1 choice of Tolkien fans as it’s the One Ring inscription and it flows beautifully in a cursive and “liquid” way.
Tengwar Noldor is the most Dwarvish Tengwar can get! Full of straight lines, it’s perfect for chiseling stone and perhaps make amends with that stunted bearded people!
Elves in Middle-Ages? Unusual combination, but why not? Tengwar Gothika is one of my favorite ones! It adds an air of medieval taste to the already beautiful alphabet.
Tengwar Quenya is a serious font with stern face and balanced visual. It’s good for documents or history specially those related to…Alqualondë burning ships! (Trolling Thingol)
Tengwar Sindarin may be called cousin to Tengwar Quenya. Both are alike but this one here is merrier, almost handwritten one might say, with a rounded quality stressed in it.
Can you see the tengwar below as you see above? If you download the fonts you should be able to. If not, try using Windows 7 and Google Chrome 26. That’s what I got here and I can see pretty well all the Tengwar writing! If you have problems even after downloading the fonts, please tell me! We’re gonna try to solve this riddle and help you turning your computer elvish-friendly and Middle-Earth ready! 🙂
(PS: Mobiles? Forget it!!! No hope on the horizon yet!)
Do you know those awkward moments when you made an inappropriate remark about someone’s cultural/ethnic/race without even realizing it? It may range from a simple “calling-someone-chinese-when-one’s-actually-japanese” to using the n-word (and you know you shouldn’t but it just pop out).
Well, let’s have a simple etiquette class here so we don’t commit those embarrassing mistakes with elves! They are not all the same people. Just because you saw someone with a bow and pointy ears(?), don’t point the finger calling names without giving some thought to what you say! That’s rude!
Taken from p.372-5 of The History of Middle-Earth Vol. XI The War of the Jewels, here’s what you need to know:
Quendi = Elves of any kind, including the Avari (the ones who refused to take part on the Great March from Cuiviénen to Valinor. Singular less frequently used = Quendë. This term became popular and useful when the elves met other races such as Men, Dwarves, Orcs, etc. It simply distinguished neutrally between Elvish people and non-Elvish people. Not used at all in Valinor where they called themselves Eldar and not Quendi.
Calaquendi = Elves who desired the light of Aman and took part on the Great March reaching its final destination. It was coined before the Separation and evidently by the party favorable to Oromë. In Valinor, it was used strictly to the Elves who actually lived or had lived in Aman (not only desiring it). In Beleriand, Calaquendi went out of use because it was offensive to the Sindar, still the Noldor used the word in books of lore.
Moriquendi = Elves who did not desire the light of Aman and wished a place with darkness and night (possibly to contemplate better the beauty of the stars). From the beginning the term had a tinge of scorn, implying they were inferior and more prone to follow Melkor and his Darkness. In Valinor, its meaning was simply the opposite of Calaquendi, namely elves who hadn’t lived in Aman. In Beleriand, Moriquendi was applied to all Elves except the Noldor and Sindar, basically the Avari.
Eldar = It literally means ‘Star-folk’ and in the beginning it encompassed all Elves. It had a close relation to Quendi, but later it did not include the Avari at all.
To be continued with Telerin and Sindarin terms and uses…
I taurë lussa essenya! This song gives me shivers every time I listen to it. Because of that, I chose to use that song as a source of Quenya teaching even before I have founded this site, between August, 2010 & January 2011 (older fellows may remember this Quenya101 pre-history). I chose Cradle of Filth not because is that much popular among elves here in Valinor, but its dark poetry might taste good to some restless Noldor.
Question unanswered: Is Dani filth a dark elf or a white orc?
So, I wrote bit by bit, line by line, a Quenya translation of it and added some impact images that would translate the general feeling I got from the particular sentence. After, I taught my first followers on Twitter, the meaning of the words and voilà…Quenya teaching 1 on 1.
But times have changed. I created the site, poured much material in it, and left behind this simple “project”. I went as far as half the song and never got back to it. It’s alright…after all there are better ways to teach Quenya, aren’t there?
Below, check the hidden and never released altogether imagery of I taurë lussa essenya…