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Matthew Callison Dec 16, 2013 (22:20)

I apologize in advance if I post a lot of newbie questions, but I searched the posts here and didn't see an answer to this question; is there a community preference in the tengwar used?  It seems like a lot of the "Learn Elvish in 10 minutes!" websites use consonantal Gondor mode, but I didn't know if there was a mode that was preferred here.

Tamas Ferencz Dec 16, 2013 (22:52)

A preferred mode to write what? The choice of mode depends on the language your text is in.
I suggest you check out Amanye Tenceli, the excellent website of +Måns Björkman

Matthew Callison Dec 17, 2013 (00:37)

Thanks for the link, I have bookmarked it.

The book I have listed 3 modes (Beleriand, alphabetical Gondor, consonanatal Gondor), but I thought they could all be used for Classic Sindarin and were not tied to a specific language.  Just shows how much I have to learn, I suppose.  :-)

Tamas Ferencz Dec 17, 2013 (10:21)

Well Tolkien himself was inconsistent in his usage, so it's hard to say there is a definitive standard; especially if the text you want to write is not bound to a specific region in Middle-earth or a specific era/language. I'd say as long as you use the chosen mode correctly you are fine.