This method of writing Scottish Gaelic with Tolkien's
Tengwar alphabet was devised by Uilleam
Please note: Scottish Gaelic is normally written with the
The vowel diacritics (tehtar) are written over the consonant which
follows them. If vowels appear at the end of a word, the diacritics are
written over the vowel carrier (as above).
O language that's close to my heart,
My food, my spice, my breath, and my strength,
you are as old as the abundant heather on the hills.
The hills, slopes, and peaks were named by you when they were young.
Gael, you're needing and you're wanting,
like a stringless harp or a vein without blood.
(Verse one of Cànan nan Gàidheal - 'Language of the Gael')