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Re: Tengwar Mode: German

From:Marcel Bollmann <bollmann@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 19:29
On Sat, 4 Jan 2003 18:24:22 +0100, you wrote:

>This talk about a Hebrew tengwar mode has finally led me to make the >German tengwar mode I had always planned to make one day... > > > >Comments? (It's in German, I'm afraid... ;-)
Hey, I'm impressed! I made a sketch of a German tengwar mode maybe a year ago, but that was a bit of a quick'n'dirty version only (nothing to be made available to the public *g*). Quite a few symbols in your version are the same as in mine, including the "sch", "ch" and even the way you did the "r"s. (Oh, and I had a different solution regarding the "Umlaute", but at the moment I don't recall what the tengwar symbol I used is called.) However, the approach how to transcribe the words seems to be different. I wrote German words in my tengwar mode based on how they are _spoken_; you seem to be more oriented towards how they are _written_, at least in your examples. On the one hand, you distinguish "r-" from "-r", on the other hand, you use the same symbol for "s" in "Stelle", "Ast" and "Hase", although it's /S/ in the first, /s/ in the second, and /z/ in the last example. - Marcel