Tengwar alphabet for Welsh

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Tengwar mode for Welsh   Dull Tengwar Cymraeg (Welsh Mode for Tengwar)

The Tengwar alphabet is well suited to writing Welsh, possibly because Tolkien based Sindarin, one of the languages he invented, partly on Welsh. The version below is similar to the Sindarin mode and was devised by Simon Ager, the author of this site.

Tengwar alphabet for Welsh


Tengwar numerals and Welsh numbers


  • Welsh is normally written with the Latin alphabet
  • The vowel diacritics (tehtar) are written over, or below, the consonant which follows them. If vowels appear on their own or at the end of a word, the diacritics are written over the vowel carrier (as above). The diphthongs are always written as above.
  • Consonants are doubled by adding a wavy line below them.
  • A dot above a letter is used to represent both i and final y, while a dot below a letter represents the non-final y. For example, ysbyty (hospital) is written: ysbyty (hospital) in Tengwar
  • When s comes at the end of a word it's written with a small curled line: The Welsh word ynys (island) in Tengwar = ynys (island).
  • When a tehtar appears above an s, the s is written thus: The Welsh word urddas (dignity) in Tengwar = urddas (dignity).

Sample text

Sample Welsh text in the Tengwar alphabet


Genir pawb yn rhydd ac yn gydradd â'i gilydd mewn urddas a hawliau. Fe'u cynysgaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, a dylai pawb ymddwyn y naill at y llall mewn ysbryd cymodlon.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

This is a Tengwar mode for Welsh devised by Jehudá Ronén and based on the Sindarin mode of mode of Beleriand.

Tengwar pages

Main Tengwar page, Tengwar for English, Tengwar for Hungarian, Tengwar for Portugese, Tengwar for Scottish Gaelic (1), Tengwar for Scottish Gaelic (2), Tengwar for Spanish, Tengwar for Latin American Spanish, Tengwar for Welsh

Tolkien's alphabets and languages

Cirth | Sarati | Tengwar, Quenya & Sindarin) | Uruk Runes | Tolkien-related links | Books about Tolkien's invented languages | Tolkien's books in various languages

Another Tengwar mode for Welsh devised by Jehudá Ronén and based on the Sindarin mode of Beleriand: http://digitalwords.net/259/

Also by Simon Ager

Curvetic, Fingers, Kanadana, Geyinzi, Tengwar for Welsh

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