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The straight road (Old English)
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Tengwar

7R817Rf 7Õ£ 6T§7Rf =
Westweg wæs rihtweg,
A straight way lay westward,
7Yÿc `Bi 5&ü4# -
wóh is núþa.
now it is bent.

Commentary
Source: Sauron Defeated, p. 243. The gloss is by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor”. Tolkien created two different adaptations of the general use of the Third Age to Old English, presented in Sauron Defeated p. 318-327. We especially attempted here to emulate the mode of the so-called “Text II”. We made use of Måns Björkman’s typeface Tengwar Eldamar.

References
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. Sauron Defeated – The End of the Third Age: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part four & The Notion Club Papers & The Drowning of Anadûnê. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2002. 482 p. (The History of Middle-earth; IX). ISBN 0-261-10305-9.

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