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Re: Rumil's tengwar

From:Dan Jones <yl-ruil@...>
Date:Thursday, July 6, 2000, 17:50
Padraic Brown wrote:

> On Sat, 1 Jul 2000, Dan Jones wrote: > > > > >So, what do you think? > > Neat! I assume all the dots are diacritics of some sort? > Too many for my taste; but that's my opinion. I like the > primitive bird the best, and the seven stars over head. > [The seven star motif shows up in Talarian symbology as > well. Good choice! :) ] Your bird looks like she wants > to eat the TC character! > > Padraic.
The diacritics were vowels- both the Feanorian and Rumilian tengwars marked vowels with diacritics. Actually, the three dots arranged in a left-pointing triangle (representing /a/) could be left out, as this is Bulyth's most frequent vowel, as it is in Quenya. The bird is a Bulyth Dragon (they don't have arms and have long tails), a flying creature which has been part of Bulyth mythology for centuaries. It represents the Bulyth's group soul. The seven stars are a recurring Bulyth motif, they represent the seven cities of the ancient Kansu, from whom the Bulyth (the actual Bulyth plural is bultha, BTW) are descended. The seven stars also feature on the flag of Vyadama, which occupies the land where the Kansu used to live (the population is Carastan, though, not Bulyth). The TC character is actually a consonant sign for /s/, the T; with a following vowel diacritic for /u/, the C, making up "su", Bulyth for "I". Dan ------------------------------------------------------------- Lo deu nu preca êl'aisún necoui. God prays at noone's altar. Dan Jones: -------------------------------------------------------------