New tengwar sample found

New tengwar sample found

In case not all of you follow Lambengolmor: Carl has brought a new tengwar sample to our attention, cf. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/books-manuscripts/tolkien-john-ronald-reuel-two-autograph-6218450-details.aspx.

It is a short sample that reads “nai lye hiruva airea amanar”.

With regard to the tengwar, there are two unusual features:

  1. The initial AI in “airea” is spelled with a short carrier followed by yanta.
  2. The initial A in “amanar” has an a-tehta above, whereas the rest of the text has implicit a-tehtar.