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starofdunedain
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on: May 05, 2019 04:59
I've recently been relearning Sindarin and Tengwar and started learning English mode for Tengwar. I've been only using Orthographic mode and was wondering what the difference is between the two Z tengwa? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/329607266478717826
Are they interchangeable?
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on: May 06, 2019 07:18
To answer your last remark first: you have to use a site like tinypic to show an image.

A very good guide for advanced tengwar usage is: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0212/3526/files/tengwar-textbook-Fourth_Edition-April-2004-Version-2-Chris-McKay.pdf

The tengwar you mean are essë (or ázë) and essë/ázë nuquerna, as you see in the examples in this document, ázë itself is hardly ever used. More on page 48.

Yassë engë lómë, anarties calali.
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on: May 16, 2019 03:57
Thank you, that link was very helpful. I hadn't seen that explanation before.



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on: May 16, 2019 11:47
Looking at page 48 I see for Z-Tengwar that every mode but alternate uses Ázë when 'z' is the first letter of the word and nuquerna 'z' when it comes after like in maze. So for writing a word like 'zest' you would use Ázë followed by 'e' mark over Silmë 's' and then 't' Tinco?

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on: May 17, 2019 07:27
Ázë would indeed be used when it appears as the first sound of a word, but also if the 'z' follows another consonant, e.g. in bronze.
Yassë engë lómë, anarties calali.
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