Need confirmation for a tatoo.

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Need confirmation for a tatoo.

Postby liquid011 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:02 am

Hey everyone. I want to tatoo the Riddle of Strider in Tengwar. I bet you guys get that a lot, but for some reason when I searched the forums, I only saw people asking for the riddle to be translated, not an "official" translation per se. I know there's never gonna be the definitive version since the language was never finished, but can someone at least agree that his version that I found in the web is legit? Or at least very close to how a translation in English-Tengwar would look like. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Need confirmation for a tatoo.

Postby leisulin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:12 pm

I'd say it's close enough. There are variations in the way people "spell" tengwar, esp. in the spelling of vowels. I render vowels differently from the way used in the image, following a resource out there called the Tengwar Textbook, by Chris McKay. But the way used in the image is perfectly valid and easily understood by anyone who knows how to write English in Tengwar. And if you are fine with such variations in Tengwar and are only concerned about whether the transcription is correct, then you're good to go--it says exactly what is said in The Fellowship of the Ring, chapter "The Council of Elrond".
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