'NG' is attested as the nasal sound, but we might also expect it as the nasalized stop where Tolkien most likely wrote
G nasalized by an upper bar. This nasalization is in fact not often used in the inscriptions, so for example we find
Turambar written with M and B, eleventy and serpents with
N and T but only Nargothrond with nasalized D.
Though not attested in the examples given so far we may expect the use of
'J' and 'NK' exactly as in Latin script.
'W*' is used after vowels (so in diphthongs) as in
crown, while '(W)' finds usage in any other case, for example in
was or water. Tolkien himself used the first for W and both for
diphthong -U/W. 'Y*' is said to be used after vowels, but we cannot see for sure if it
is so. Tolkien did so, and also used it in the beginning of words, seen in
you, while in the movie inscription otherwise we find ´(Y)´ used for
you. '(QU)' is not attested in the movies but seems also to be used
sometimes by Tolkien himself.
The use of
R is exactly like Tolkien's own. So we find 'R*' before consonants and at the end of words, but
'R' where it is full pronounced. 'TH (soft)' is irritatingly used for unvoiced
TH in length, but 'TH (hard)' in use of the voiced TH in
they. Of 'LD/LH' and 'RD/RH' we may think to be used as
RD and LD, but we find emerald written with 'L' and
We find two different signs for
S, like is normally told in Tolkien. He himself used the one with the raised line
("silme") mostly all the time, also when there are Tehtar placed above. I guess Daniel
Reeve was inspired by this, and almost constantly used the one with the lowered line ("silme nuquerna"), also when there are no Tehtar at all.
The description of 'SS' and 'Z' seems strange, but the actual usage of these signs is the same as Tolkien's own: both for
Z, and SS being written as S with an underline showing consonant doubling.
'X' is really used for X, which Tolkien might have written with
K plus the Tehta for following S ("quesse" and "otso"). We can see this in
See Daniel Reeve's website!
Tengwar table from the document J.R.R. Tolkien - Creator of Middle-earth (on extended DVD edition of FotR). Additional signs.