They have come! They have come! The Eldar have come.
Light hath returned.
These short sentences in early Qenya are uttered in joy by the people of Valinor in The Book of Lost Tales, part one. The first two are from chapter V “The Coming of the Elves” p. 114. The last one is from chapter VIII “The Tale of the Sun and Moon” p. 184.
The text is transcribed in sarati or “letters of Rúmil”, written vertically from top to bottom and from left to right. The signs are used according to Tolkien’s valuation for Quenya. We made use of Måns Björkman’s typeface Sarati Eldamar.
࿔Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel.
The Book of Lost Tales – Part I.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
London: HarperCollins, 2002.
(The History of Middle-earth; I).
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