Friday, May 04, 2007
My Name in Fëanorian Letters
I've been reading Tolkien's Silmarillion, the precursor to The Lord of the Rings, and kept wondering how the odd words were pronounced. I remembered seeing a chunk of text on pronunciation in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, so I cracked open my copy of Return of the King to do some research. I ended up getting sucked into not only Tolkien's pronunciation guide, but also the elaborate history of Tolkien's made-up languages and the level of detail with which he created them. I started looking at the Fëanorian alphabet and decided I would try to translate my name. The result is in the image to the left. Yes, I had a nice relaxing day today.
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