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The '''[[Valmar]]ic script''' is an early script which [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used from about [[1922]] to [[1925]] and looks like a midpoint between the [[Sarati]] and the [[Tengwar]]; Tolkien experimented with several similar scripts but Valmaric is the only one published so far.  
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The '''[[Valmar]]ic script''' is an early script which [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used from about [[1922]] to [[1925]] and looks like a midpoint between the [[Sarati]] and the [[Tengwar]]; Tolien experimented with several similar scripts but Valmaric is the only one published so far.  
  
 
He referred to those scripts as "[[Qenya]] writing", "Qenyatic" and "Qenyarinwa". He also described his samples as representing three different stages (Old, Middle and Late).
 
He referred to those scripts as "[[Qenya]] writing", "Qenyatic" and "Qenyarinwa". He also described his samples as representing three different stages (Old, Middle and Late).
  
It features many tengwar shapes, the inherent vowel [a] found in some tengwar varieties. Valmaric is an [[wikipedia:abugida|abugida]] script. The letters represent consonants, while the vowels are represented by signs around the letters (like the later [[tehtar]])
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It features many tengwar shapes, the inherent vowel [a] found in some tengwar varieties, and the tables in the samples V12 and V13 show an arrangement that is very similar to the one of the primary tengwar in the classical Quenya "mode".  
 
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All syllables inherently contain the vowel ''a'', which means that any single consonant is by definition followed by ''a''. That is, unless the sign of a different vowel is attached to the letter. To indicate that a consonant is not followed by ''a'' or any other vowel (eg. in consonant clusters, or in words ending in consonants), a dot is placed under the letter.
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The tables in the samples V12 and V13 show an arrangement that is very similar to the one of the primary tengwar in the classical Quenya "mode".  
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Examples of Valmaric are seen in [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdtci.html#DTS27 DTS 27] and [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdtci.html#DTS61 DTS 61], the "Lunar Landscape" drawing for ''[[Roverandom]]''.
 
Examples of Valmaric are seen in [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdtci.html#DTS27 DTS 27] and [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdtci.html#DTS61 DTS 61], the "Lunar Landscape" drawing for ''[[Roverandom]]''.
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*<small>''[[Arda (annual)|Arda Philology]]'' vol. 1</small>
 
*<small>''[[Arda (annual)|Arda Philology]]'' vol. 1</small>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://at.mansbjorkman.net/valmariceldamar.htm Valmaric font] - The documentation includes two tables of all the characters and their sound values.
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*[http://at.mansbjorkman.net/valmariceldamar.htm Valmaric font]
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[[Category:writing systems]]
 
[[Category:writing systems]]

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