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Valmaric script

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The Valmaric script is an early script which 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).

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".

Examples of Valmaric are seen in DTS 27 and DTS 61, the "Lunar Landscape" drawing for Roverandom.


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