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Tengwar letters in the Book

Tolkien linguistics expert here, and that is definitely Tengwar in the book. I don't know how they even got away with that, it should be copyrighted, and I can't imagine the Tolkien Estate gave them permission. Every single one of those symbols is straight out of Tolkien's scripts. I'm going to be spending hours trying to get good caps and decipher them, though at first glance I can tell you that a) they didn't do the research, nor did they put a lot of thought into which letterforms they were slapping where, and b) most likely it is not words, just random letters chosen for aesthetic rather than content. So it may be a fairly useless line of inquiry, the letters may say nothing at all, or have been meant to, but useless inquiries into dead, ancient and ficitional languages are kind of my specialty.  Soracia (talk) 15:02, February 19, 2013 (UTC)Soracia (talk) 16:03, February 19, 2013 (UTC)

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