Tengwar alphabet for Welsh
The Tengwar alphabet is well suited to writing Welsh, possibly because
Tolkien based Sindarin, one of the languages he invented, partly on Welsh.
The version below is similar to the Sindarin mode and was devised by
Simon Ager, the author of this site.
Please note: Welsh is normally written with the
- The vowel diacritics (tehtar) are written over, or below, the consonant
which follows them. If vowels appear on their own or at the end of a word, the
diacritics are written over the vowel carrier (as above). The diphthongs
are always written as above.
- Consonants are doubled by adding a wavy line below them.
- A dot above a letter is used to represent both i
and final y, while a dot below a letter represents
the non-final y. For example, ysbyty (hospital) is written:
- When s comes at the end of a word it's written
with a small curled line:
= ynys (island).
- When a tehtar appears above an s, the s is written thus:
= urddas (dignity).
Genir pawb yn rhydd ac yn gydradd â'i gilydd mewn urddas a hawliau.
Fe'u cynysgaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, a dylai pawb ymddwyn y naill
at y llall mewn ysbryd cymodlon.
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)
Main Tengwar page,
Tengwar for English,
Tengwar for Hungarian,
Tengwar for Portugese,
Tengwar for Scottish Gaelic (1),
Tengwar for Scottish Gaelic (2),
Tengwar for Spanish,
Tengwar for Latin American Spanish,
Tengwar for Welsh
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