Tengwar Chart

This tengwar table describes the tengwar names, and how to use them for writing Quenya like a proper elf. You did bring a quill pen, right?

Tengwar were designed as a general script for many languages, and each one has its own “mode”, or way of using and pronouncing the letters. Here, we provide the Quenya mode. This does not include some extra tengwar that were addded for other modes.

In Quenya mode, the individual tengwar in the first and second chart represent single consonants, or clusters of consonants. Vowels are represented by tehtar, separate diacritical marks placed on top of the tengwar. This is similar to how the Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi scripts work. There is a bit more to it, but that will have to be described elsewhere.


 = tinco
(metal)

 = parma
(book)

 = calma
(lamp)

 = quessë
(feather)

 = ando
(gate)

 = umbar
(fate)

 = anga
(iron)

 = ungwë
(spiderweb)

 = þúlë
(spirit)

 = formen
(north)

 = harma
(treasure)

 = hwesta
(breeze)

 = anto
(mouth)

 = ampa
(hook)

 = anca
(jaws)

 = unquë
(a hollow)

 = númen
(west)

 = malta
(gold)

 = ñoldo
(a Noldo)

 = ñwalmë
(torment)

 = órë
(heart)

 = vala
(angelic power)

 = anna
(gift)

 = vilya
(air)


 = rómen
(east)

 = arda
(region)

 = lambë
(tongue)

 = alda
(tree)

 = silmë
(starlight)

  = silmë nuquerna
('silme' reversed)

 = essë
(name)

  = essë nuquerna
('esse' reversed)

 = hyarmen
(south)

 = yanta
(bridge)

 = úrë
(heat)


 = halla
(for hl-/hr-)

 = telco
(short carrier)

 = ára
(long carrier)

=
(L/R parentheses)

 = pusta
(like dash)

=
(like period)

=
(like comma)

=
(like colon or pilcrow)

=
(exclamation mark)

=
(question mark)

=
(short section)

=
(long section)


 = munta
(0)

 = min
(1)

 = atta
(2)

 = neldë
(3)

 = canta
(4)

 = lempë
(5)

 = enquë
(6)

 = otso
(7)

 = toldo
(8)

 = nertë
(9)

 = queän
(10)

 = minquë
(11)


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