Tengwar alphabet for English

There are a number of different ways of writing English with Tengwar. The main difference between them is in the representation of vowels and diphthongs.

The version below is known as the Common Mode which has developed in recent years and has become the standard way of writing the tengwar among fans of the language. The vowels more or less duplicate English spelling rather than English pronunciation, as is the case with other modes.

Tengwar alphabet for English


Example text

Sample English text in the Tengwar alphabet


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Further information about writing English with Tengwar:


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