Tengwar Punctuation

Symbology and usage:

Very little punctuation is used with Tengwar. Most punctuation marks seem to be used only to designate the beginning and the ending of sentences and paragraphs. There are five different punctuation marks; the dot, the colon, the dash, the exclamation mark, and the question mark. The dot is more closely the equivalent to the comma, but can also be used to separate words (like a hyphen). The colon is used to separate sentences and seems to be the equivalent to the period. The dash is used to mark the ends of paragraphs.


"The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien
Volume III, "The Return of the King", Appendix E
ISBN 0-395-27221-1

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