TLDR: I put 200 names in Tengwar onto t-shirts, available in the RealElvish Store now! In this epic quest, I stumbled upon this: USA’s Social Security Administration’s Top Names Over the Last 100 Years. It’s not perfect, but it’s a starting point. That, plus running across some truly awful attempts
Since the punctuation systems for Tengwar and Cirth are so different from the Latin punctuation that we’re used to, I’ve added a page, accessible through any of the individual phrase pages, that explains how to change or add punctuation to the Tengwar and Cirth transliterations of the phrases. It’s very
Check it out in action! The adventure for adding the Tengwar and Cirth to the phrasebooks was a long one, with a lot of setbacks. First, there was the getting the Cirth and Tengwar fonts to work at all. That took multiple tries and Shihali cracking open the lid on
There are a LOT of table-top gamers among us. My own house gets filled with people playing Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons from Friday afternoon through Sunday night. I may or may not have an Elf-bard named Lennel. All this was on my mind when I was contacted by Wyrmwood,
Moral of the lesson: This is why you don’t want an inexperienced transcriber doing Tengwar for you. For two days now, I, and Tolkien expert friends of mine, have been bombarded by people doing the GISH scavenger hunt. It’s starting to get old. Mostly because this transcription is truly awful.