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elvish

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1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book of Kells". Invented and described by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional "elvish" languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued by artificial languages in general). It is traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. By extension, the term might be used for any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device.

2. The typeface mundanely called "B"ocklin", an art-decoish display font.
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Indeed, they may be seen as mutually compatible not only in a natural marriage (by Elvish legal standards), but also as Christfigurae.
It includes the inscription in Elvish - the language created by Tolkien and used by some of his characters in the world of Middle Earth where he set his fantasy tales.
Lakota, Elvish -- two kinds of Elvish -- Dwarvish, Arabic, French, Danish, Russian,'' he listed.
in particular: the Elvish languages of Quenya and Sindarin.
With Lucy sitting a round out, Jack and his plucky elvish companions, Ruth and Dannie, are left to continue their quest for the Risa Star.
With all the prosthetics and sinister costume, Eccleston looks the part and he sounds it too since much of his dialogue is delivered in a doom-laden, made-up Elvish.
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But unlike Elvish, Welsh is very much a living, breathing language.
RatelifPs "'A Kind of Elvish Craft': Tolkien as Literary Craftsman" fills a major gap in the literature in that the essay examines an aspect of Tolkien's style and suggests that the relative lack of specificity in the work's descriptions--the use of simple words like "bread" and "tree" instead of more precise images like "loaf of coarse-ground whole wheat" or "squat apple tree with pock-marks evidencing the intimate familiarity of woodpeckers with insects living in the bark"--allows readers to concretize the simple written words with their own inner images of the objects presented, and Rateliff draws upon Tolkien's comment to this effect in the latter's essay, "On Fairy-Stories.
The festival is being supported by language enthusiasts who point out that Tolkien's invented High Elvish language is based on Welsh.
THERE are five different languages spoken in the production - English, entish (based on Finnish), elvish, middle English and Old English.
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