YOU NIQQAS WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO!
is this legit?
This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”
Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Middle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish.
What if there are two vowels in a row?
Does anyone know the answer to that last question?
THIS IS SO EXCITING
THIS IS SO COOL OMG
If there are two vowels in a row, you use a carrier placeholder. It’s a plain straight line, like the letter i without a dot, that just exists to hold extra vowels.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
this is important
This is probably going to seem at least a little bit greedy, so if you want to ignore parts of it that is completely okay! Firstly, I'd love to see what the Firefly quote "No power in the 'verse can stop me" would be like in Irathient (and if you don't mind, I'd love to see it in Castithan too. To me it feels like it really fits both cultures, but in very different ways). I'd also love to see my name (Aoife) in the Defiance languages (and in Sondiv too). You create such pretty scripts!
Thank you! :) Script making is one of the things I like to do most in the world. Making fonts makes me want to tear my hair out sometimes, but when someone appreciates the effort, it makes it all worthwhile.
No need to feel bad about being greedy, but this is why it took me this long to answer this ask (don’t even know how long ago you asked this at this point). Let’s do the easy part first. Your name is written below in (1) Indojisnen; (2) Castithan; (3) Irathient; and (4) Sondiv. Not that I could do this very easily at first, since I had no idea how you pronounce that mess of vowels. I found a video on YouTube that said it was pronounced [ˈi.fǝ]. I hope that’s right, because that’s what’s written below!
I realize that Aoife may be a common name if you’re from Ireland, but here in the US, it looks like a losing Scrabble board. Just a reminder to let me know how your name is pronounced! :)
Now for the harder part. I actually didn’t need to coin any words for Irathient, but I did for Castithan (really liked what I came up with, too, so thank you. Those words will be useful in future). I’ve got four things for you below. First is the full Irathient translation: Nema ba anigdǝ theme thebonggur gyarriseri.
After that is one where the word gyarriseri is spelled rriseri. That’s kind of an approximation of ‘verse. I prefer the full word (in both English, Irathient and Castithan), but if you want to get it closer to the English, this would be the one to use (and actually works quite well in Irathient, given that gya- is only there as a kind of empty prefix to give the word weight):
Now for Castithan. This one is Kanwa giribune’ke ongitsa ksa myeme shiranggoksula. Here it is in full:
And here it is where the word for “universe” has the first syllable cut off, and so it reads ribune’ke. This one doesn’t work as well as the Irathient cut off version, but it’s closer to ‘verse than the first:
There you go! Thanks for the ask, and sorry it took so long. :)