Tolkien's elfish script (was: Re: demuan identifiers re-visited)
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 28, 1999, 12:40|
> OBbtw: Has anyone else noticed the similarity between=20
> Tolkien's Elfish script and Arabic script?
I don't know squat about Arabic, but I might learn some
if you tell us what you think the similarities are.
Myself, I think the tengwar look suspiciously like Sanskrit,=20
at least as far as the way it is systemized. Bilabial, dental,
etc. to the right and plosive, nasal, etc. downwards.=20
It forms a neat table. Just like Sanskrit. And then some=20
extra symbols for the phonemes that didn't fit into the
"Dhys lirando lercin."