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Tolkien's elfish script (was: Re: demuan identifiers re-visited)

From:Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>
Date:Saturday, August 28, 1999, 12:40
Fabian nindie:

> 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 table. Daniel Andreasson "Dhys lirando lercin."