This conscript was created in 2004 by Arno Luyendijk as a derivation on
the fictional history of the Numenoreans in The Silmarillion by
Arno is art historian by education and a great lover of medieval manuscripts
and fantasy novels and films, and is also a graphic artist/painter. Ancient
scripts have always been an important source of inspiration for him.
The main inspiration for this script were Tolkien's conscripts for Lord
of the Rings: Tengwar and Cirth. Arno figured that if the Numenoreans
became averse to Elvish culture and began to use their own vernacular
Adunaic language as the official one instead of the Elvish Quenya and Sindarin,
then they would also have developed a script that was neither Elvish or
Dwarvish in design. Arno tried to create a script that combined features of
both Tengwar and Cirth script, so as to stay most true to Tolkien's cultural
and historical timeline of Middle-Earth.
The name of the script is a creation from the word Adunaic language meaning
"Tracks of men".
Used to write
Mainly Tolkien's conlang Adunaic, but also Quenya, Sindarin, English and Dutch
The Adunaroth alphabet
The letters written from left to right. Double letters or prolonged sounds
can be written by adding a horizontal line in the middle of the letter or fictive
medial line of the sentence, in the following manner:
Because of the relatively open shape of each letter, ligatures can easily be
created with them.
Sample text in English in the Adunaroth alphabet
Transliteration and translation
Narîka 'nBâri 'nAdûn yanâkhim. "The Eagles of the Lords of the West are at hand."
Download font for Adunaroth created by Robert Lloyd Wheelock (TrueType format, 15K)
If you have any questions about Adunaroth, you can contact Arno at:
Lindamanya - Arno Luyendijk's website (in Dutch and English)
Also by Arno Luyendijk
Other alphabets invented by visitors to this site