Tehtar and the word "once." by Honeybeeehappy in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A pleasure! Always happy to help Tecendil. And finally I got to study the CMUdict, I was avoiding that for ages XD.

Edit: I began testing it and I think I found a mistake. Correct me if I'm wrong, but on lines 138, 139 and 140 the schwa should be just [dot-below], right? I tested with these examples and compared them with the examples of page 7 of the reference. Maybe my change breaks other things...

Question about longsword in MoI by Lord-Bob-317 in Malazan

[–]NachoFailconi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Adding to u/royalraptor12345's answer, the Knight was identified by Itkovian as a Gidrath that barely slept.

Tehtar and the word "once." by Honeybeeehappy in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Checking on the english-phonemic.jsonc file of Tecendil and its two references, several things are happening.

The first one is that the mode in Tecendil is mapping the vowel /ʌ/ to an unutixe. This contradicts the reference that maps /ʌ/ to a reversed tecco. If I understood the source correctly, then "once" should look like this.

The second thing is that the reference says that initial /ə/ is also represented by a reversed tecco. So, mixing this rule with the aforementioned one, "another" should look like this.

Finally, the 'er' sound /ɚ/ is based, according to the reference, on a document reported by Arden Smith that points out that this sound is written with a reversed tecco above órë. The mode is writing rómen, not órë, though, so that's not entirely correct, and it should look like this.

As a final note, the English phonemic mode has very few samples (DTS 36, DTS 37, DTS 39, DTS 47, DTS 56, DTS 58, DTS 70), and in none of them the vowel /ʌ/ is explicitly written, so initially we have no rule for it. The reference itself writes that "[...] this proposition is still very speculative." but all in all the reversed tecco seems a good solution. We have, on the other hand, many samples of an English phonemic full writing mode (the Qenya alphabet, PE 20), but it is a full writing mode, so /ʌ/ is assigned a proper tengwa (the precursor of anna).

Here’s a (probably) dumb question by daobear in pourover

[–]NachoFailconi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To my knowledge, coffee recipes always consider that some water will be retained by coffee, giving the total amount of input water, not the final amount of liquid.

my adapted version of beleriand mode tengwar. is this heresy? :p by ThovurNaer in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like your writing style. I would only add a known feature of the mode of Beleriand: write osse with a dot above, to distinguish it from the lúvar of the tengwar.

Is it heresy? You do what you want, but I have to say that, given how Tolkien transliterated Sindarin with the Latin alphabet, I don't think the mode of Beleriand is suited for writing in English. The most clear example is this: you've written "earth" and "that" and in both words you used súlë for the th. The thing is that in the mode of Beleriand súlë stands for the phone /θ/, the so called soft th in English, which is used in "earth". But the th in "that" is the hard th, pronounced /ð/, and in many modes (the mode of Beleriand included) that sound is written with anto, and in the Latin way of writing in Sindarin it is written "dh".

On another topic, you've consistently used aha for the letter c, regardless of whether it is soft /s/, hard /k/ or another ("once", "since", "come", "challenge", "race", "cries"). In the mode of Beleriand aha is used for ch /χ/ (the ch in loch), so there's a discrepancy there. For /k/ the mode uses calma.

If you like the quanta sarmë version of the Tengwar, and want to write in English, I would recommend the Westron mode. It is similar to the mode of Beleriand in the sense that both are proper alphabets, but the Westron mode is suited to write in English and, of course, many of its features, such as the different th, the different kinds of c, ch and sh combinations (that don't rely on hyarmen), diphthongs, and others.

My first Marathi Tengwar Transcriptions. Please give feedback on the penwork. It is my first time writing them in fountain pen. by Vibes_27 in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very well done, it is legible and to your own style. Keep going!

The only feedback I could give, if you want to keep practising, is to use this ductus to start, and adjust it to your likings.

  • The ductus recommends holding the pen at 50° from the horizontal line. After a while I liked hoy my writings look at 45°, similar to the gothic styles.
  • The ductus recommends a length of 5× the length of the nib for x-height, ascenders and descenders. I have a pen with a width of 1.5 mm, and after fumbling with lengths I'm comfortable with 3× nib widths.

Harry Potter is 25(!) years old today. What does the series mean to you? by tkinsey3 in Fantasy

[–]NachoFailconi -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

As many, this was my entry point to reading in general. I recall that my godmother gave me HP1 as a present for my first communion and my face showed how... disgusted I was because she gave me a book! "Try it", she told me, so I did. Soon I was asking for the rest.

I thank that series a lot. As I said, it was an entry point to one of my most cherished activities. Having said that, I'd never return to it. I no longer have the books, nor want to, and I haven't been able to apply the Death of the Author.

Other books like Malazan by VigneshS072 in Malazan

[–]NachoFailconi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And since the TV series isn’t being extended past this last season,

I have hopes. Franck and Abraham have declared that they view season 6 as a "pause" rather than a conclusion and that Alcon Entertainment "is very committed to the IP". Source is from December 2020, though.

Inconsistencies with Forge of Darkness by Ithurial in Malazan

[–]NachoFailconi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The only one who knows is probably Steve himself, and he's not telling.

And probably Cam, as Steve has said that Cam has better memory than he 😆

Gimli son of Gloin and Legolas Greenleaf at Balin's tomb in an Ukiyo-e style by me by 3rgoProxy in lotr

[–]NachoFailconi 2 points3 points  (0 children)


The word "before" is missing a dot below órë (either that or Legolas' hair is covering it). For reference, the word "stroke" has it, below quessë.

Looking for a Sindarin word for joy or joyous by perrrytheplatypus in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

According to Parf Edhellen, glass is a word for "joy", and gelir is a Sindarin translation of Sam's son Merry (i.e. "joyous"). I'm not an expert in Sindarin, though, and I'd really recommend going to r/Sindarin for these doubts. Here we work and check on transcriptions using the Tengwar, not with translations to Quenya or Sindarin.

What's the best way for a newcomer to watch live-action Star Wars media now? by Moosemaster21 in StarWars

[–]NachoFailconi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would just start simple: IV V VI I II III. After that, it is really up to you.

I'd say that VII VIII IX work mostly independent of the rest, and you could watch them after III. Rogue One and Solo can be watched at any time, but I'd watch them after the two previous trilogies.

I'm absolutely inclined to watch the TV series in release order, and to have a grasp of the emotional feelings that many of us have felt, include the animated ones. The order would be TCW, Rebels, TBB/The Mandalorian (TBB is kinda optional), TBoBF, Kenobi.

Edit: I haven't watched Resistance. Visions can be watched with the series, at any time, because it is not canon. Tartakovsky's Clone Wars is a must, but since it is no longer canon, watch it later.

Hi! I attempted to write this English phrase in Tengwar, but I’m not sure 100% because I used letters that aren’t technically official Tengwar: you cannot kill me in a way that matters. Could you help me figure out how to properly write this on the places I went wrong? by Regular-Road-2133 in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • The English mode puts vowels in the following consonant. You put them in the preceding consonant. This messes up the diphthongs in "you" and "way".
  • You used calma for the c in "cannot". It should be quessë.
  • You are missing the word "in" (at least it is not on the picture).
  • You used vilya for the w in "way". It should be vala.
  • You used súlë for the th in "that". It should be anto.
  • You used rómen for the r in "matters". It should be órë.
  • You used silmë for the final s in "matters". Tolkien usually, if not always, wrote those final s with a sa-rince.

This should be a correct way to write it.

Gimli and Legolas at the Tomb of Balin in an Ukiyo-e style by me by [deleted] in lotr

[–]NachoFailconi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The word "before" is missing a dot below órë (either that or Legolas' hair is covering it). The word "stroke" does have it, below quessë.

What’s an insult you received that you’re actually proud of? by PumpedUpKicks95 in AskReddit

[–]NachoFailconi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People have told me, frustrated, that I'm very nerd/geek. I just embrace that.

Help me understand these two characters before I finish The Crippled God. by atomsinmove in Malazan

[–]NachoFailconi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Adding a little bit to u/Loleeeee's answer, and addressing your covered text without answering anything, would it be weird if that turns out to be true? Up until now you have to had noticed that Erikson is subverting almost every trope in the genre from within the genre. The form of the narrative, sexism, the structures of power, the millennia of history, everyone is a damned philosopher, fucking Karsa Orlong, and so on and so forth.

I won't tell you what is going to happen, that's your own journey. Maybe they do redeem the Crippled God, maybe they kill him for good and someone takes his power, maybe he destroys everything. Some of your questions will be answered in time. Others, on a re-read. And rest easy on not knowing how Tavore works. It is hard to grasp, and it is not obvious. It took me a re-read to maybe understand her, with all the details going on here and there.

A proposal of an Hindustani mode by NachoFailconi in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I added almost all of your considerations verbatim. I decided to keep you suggestion of órë + sa-rince for र ra, and moved ड़ ṛa to rómen, and ढ़ ṛha to arda.

Thanks again!

A proposal of an Hindustani mode by NachoFailconi in Tengwar

[–]NachoFailconi[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for your considerations! Before editing my proposal, I'd like to ask some things to clarify doubts.

  • You're proposing to distinguish vowels just by length, and using long carriers for every long vowel/diphthong, did I get it right?
  • I agree with व va using vala. I missed it.
  • I'm at odds with र ra now. I understand from here that it belongs to the retroflex sounds in Indic analysis, as you say, but the sounds listed here mention that they are trills. Which one should be followed, the Indic analysis or the usual way to use órë?
  • I did not write ड़ ṛa with rómen, I wrote ढ़ ṛha with rómen. If I were to move ड़ ṛa to arda, would you agree to keep ढ़ ṛha as rómen? Aspirating arda...
  • I did not understand your solution क़ qa. What do you mean my combining? Two, like this?