in her 20s | hobby artist | nature lover | coffee addict | INTJ | Ravenclaw  You'll find here: Fullmetal Alchemist (Royai; manga and Bh), Dragon Age, nature & animal photos, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, books in general, Star Wars (original 6 movies & eu), occasional science posts, plus whatever else I happen to like.

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Posted: 161.9 hours ago
vimpar: vampearlgrey: 3xanimalis: uniquepain: john-freeman-saver-of-humens: hayleywilliems: stut—ter: idareu2bme: lokidindeed: i-deduce-youre-a-bitch: YOU WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO! is this legit? This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!” Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Midle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish. Yes. For future reference. :) So I was never the only one who learned this in my schooltime instead of French or Spanish? Such a relief, indeed! People like you make life worth living. *o* YAS OMG oh for fuck’s bloody sake how in the name of everything that is holy is this “Elvish”?! this is bloody tengwar, one of the alphabets developed by J. R. R. Tolkien for writing (some of) the Elvish languages this one was invented by Fëanor in Valinor while the Eldar dwelled in the Blessed Realm; consequently, it was originally used for writing in Quenya, the language of the Vanyar and the Noldor at the time (it is entirely plausible that the Teleri used it to write their slightly different language, Telerin, but that’s beside the point now) later, when the Noldor returned to Middle-earth, the use of tengwar spread amond the various people and cultures, because a) it was originally designed with the specific aim to be easily adaptable to any phonetic system, and b) the Noldor were somewhat dicks and semi-conquered most of the people living in Beleriand (the western part of Middle-earth), most of whom didn’t have any sophisticated writing system at the time and found it easier to adapt that of their overlords’ friends’ there are other alphabets out there with the same purpose, most notably the Certhas Daeron, which was standardised for the Sindarin language (the tongue of those Elves who came to Beleriand but didn’t take the sea voyage to Valinor, mostly from the tribe of the Teleri) by Daeron from the ancient Cirth, but was quickly taken to by the Dwarves, who created several different versions of it with their peculiar quirks (Angerthas Moria, Angerthas Erebor, etc.) whereas tengwar was mostly used to write or paint onto surfaces, the angular form of the certh favoured carving into wood or stone (which was quite alright with the Dwarves, one would think) so Sindarin was also written with tengwar quite often, and some folk of Men who had better relationship with Dwarves than with Elves adapted their rune-like writing (e.g. the Rohirrim and the Men of Dale) to bring it home: this one above is not a language, but an alphabet, and while it is perfectly suited to be adapted to English phonology, and thus to be used to write English words, it is not Elvish, not in the least because there is no such thing as “Elvish” language, but there are multiple languages, each of which used some version of the two (three*) main alphabets *: of course there is sarati, but it was old and unpractical even when Fëanor came along, so let’s just let it rest
#I used to think I was a Tolkien-fan #but then I met some real Tolkien-fans #now I know I am a filthy casual xD #anyway read up! #Tolkien #tengwar #also #linguistics #sort of
Posted: 594.0 hours ago
nathanandersonart: Name: Faoladh, Conroicht Area of Origin: Ireland The Faoladh is a non-hostile werewolf found in ancient Irish mythology, believed to protect children and stand guard over wounded men. Prior to the late 1700s when they were eradicated from the country, wolves were widely seen in Ireland, and were prominently featured in their mythology and folklore. Tales were told of saints having the power to curse men and women, turning them into wolves for certain periods of time as punishment for unjust deeds or showing signs of what they perceived as disrespect. The Faoladh are particularly prevalent in the folklore of Ossory, a medieval Irish kingdom; now present day County Kilkenny.
#mythology #celtic #interesting stuff