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Ēl sīla lūmena vomentienguo

    ⸱:⸱
Ēl sīla lūmena vomentienguo.
A star shines on the hour of our meeting.

Telerin version of an Elvish greeting better known in its Quenya form Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo, published in The War of the Jewels, p. 407.

Little enough is known of Telerin stress patterns. Parma Eldalamberon n° 19 p. 56 tells that Telerin shared with Quenya a period of stress retraction on the first stem syllable (most often on the initial). The very first Qenya Phonology, contemporary with the Book of Lost Tales (started in 1915), also states that the dialect of the Solosimpi (the name of the future Teleri in that stage of Tolkien’s legendarium) retained such a stress system. From this admittedly flimsy basis, we decided to put a light stress on first stem syllables in our records of Telerin.

The Telerin text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor” according to an adaptation of ours of the classical mode for Quenya, in which the sixth row of tengwar (with shortened stem and single bow) spells the single-standing consonants d, b, g and v. We made use of Måns Björkman Berg’s typeface Tengwar Parmaite.  Open this mode in Glaemscribe

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The War of the Ring: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part three. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2002. 476 p. (The History of Middle-earth; VIII). ISBN 0-261-10223-0.

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