J.R.R. Tolkien created many languages throughout his life. He wrote
in one of his letters that the tales of Middle-earth (The Hobbit, The
Lord of the Rings and The Silmarilion) grew from these languages, rather
than the languages being created for use in the stories.
Tolkien also created a number of different alphabets to write his languages
- the Sarati alphabet only appears in a small number of inscriptions
in the tales of Middle-earth.
- Written from left to right in vertical columns.
- Vowel diacritics are written to left or right of the consonant letter
- if they appear on the left, they come before the consonant, if they
appear on the right, they come after the consonant. If they appear
at the beginning of a word they are written with a special vowel holder.
Information about Sarati (includes a free font)
Information on how Sarati can be used to write Quenya
Tolkien's Middle-earth alphabets, by Dan Smith
Hebrew modes for Sarati, by Yehuda Ronen
Sarati typewriter, by Ethan Deneault
Tolkien's alphabets and languages
Tengwar, Quenya & Sindarin) |
Uruk Runes |
Tolkien-related links |
Books about Tolkien's invented languages |
Tolkien's books in various languages
Futurama Alien Alphabet,
Halo Covenant alphabet,
Hylian syllabary (Old),
Hylian syllabary (Modern),
Standard Galactic Alphabet,