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Amanye Tenceli

The Writing Systems of Aman

This page is dedicated to the beautiful writing systems that in Tolkien’s works derived from the continent of Aman. They are often collectively called Tengwar, although strictly speaking this is wrong, Tengwar being the name of Feanor’s writing system (Feanor’s Tengwar) but not of the Sarati, Rúmil’s script (the “Tengwar of Rúmil”).

On this site the names of the writing systems are written with an initial capital: “the Tengwar” and “the Sarati”; but I write “one tengwa/sarat, many tengwar/sarati” in lowercase letters.

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