Tengwar for Spanish    Español (Spanish) in the Tengwar alphabet

This is a method of writing Spanish using Tolkien's Tengwar alphabet devised by Edvin. He has based his method on Quenya and believes it is a more efficent system than other methods, which are based on Sindarin and have many "dead letters".

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: vocalised abjad
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • Vowels are written with diacritics over the consonants that precede them, or over a vowel carrier is they are at the beginning of a word or on their own.


Tengwar for Spanish - consonants

Nasal clusters

Tengwar for Spanish - nasal clusters


Tengwar for Spanish - vowels


  • The vowel diacritics (tehtar) are written over, (or below in the case of diphthongs), the consonant which they follow. If vowels appear on their own or at the beginning of a word, the diacritics are written over the vowel carrier.
  • The second r, s, and ch are used when the tengwar carry tehtar.
  • A tilde/overbar is used to show a nasal infixion.
  • When the s sound comes before a consonant, it is written with a small hook attached to the consonant is precedes.
  • When the tengwa for y is written by itself, it is pronounced as a vowel, [i].
  • Diphthongs using cu, gu/gü, ju, and hu are written using the corresponding tengwar. Other diphthongs are written using a u or i tehta underneath the consonant with the second vowel carried above the consonant. The cu, gu/gü, ju, and hu tengwar are not used outside of diphthongs. E.g. Encuentro would use the cu tengwa, but encubro would use the c tengwa carrying the u tehta.

Sample text

Sample text in Tengwar for Spanish


Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.


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)


Other methods of writing Spanish with Tengwar

Information about Tengwar in Spanish

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