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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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Given that Faramir is a fluent and perhaps near-native speaker of Sindarin, it has mystified some readers why Faramir does not at least tell Frodo and Sam that ungol means "spider" in Elvish (Hammond and Scull 481).
in particular: the Elvish languages of Quenya and Sindarin.
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It was fun to enter the Tolkien-like ambiance complete with spoken Elvish.
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Told through alternating views within Verdeau, the enemy's camp, and the Elvish world, there are many twists and surprises to keep readers turning the pages and awaiting the sequel, The Bonemender's Oath.
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