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Aiya Eärendil elenion ancalima!
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Tengwar

lDhÍE `V`C7R2%j `VjR5%`N5 `Cf#jTt# Á
Aiya Eärendil elenion ancalima!
Hail Eärendil brightest of the stars!

Commentary
Frodo Baggins uttered this inspired outcry in The Lord of the Rings, book IV, chapter 10, while going with Sam Gamgee through Shelob’s lair at Cirith Ungol. Tolkien stated in a letter (n° 297 in Humphrey Carpenter’s edition) that this sentence ultimately originated in the line Éala Éarendel engla beorhtast of the Old English poem Crist by Cynewulf.

The text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor” according to the classical mode for Quenya described by Tolkien in the Appendix E to The Lord of the Rings and used for instance by the Namárië manuscript in The Road Goes Ever On p. 65. We made use of Måns Björkman’s typeface Tengwar Eldamar.

References
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Lord of the Rings. London: HarperCollins, 1999. 3 vol. ISBN 0-261-10235-1.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. Selection edited by Humphrey Carpenter with assistance by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2006. 480 p. ISBN 0-261-10265-6.

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