The Hobbitonian Anthology of Articles on J.R.R. Tolkien and His Legendarium (review)

@article{Rateliff2010TheHA,
  title={The Hobbitonian Anthology of Articles on J.R.R. Tolkien and His Legendarium (review)},
  author={John D. Rateliff},
  journal={Tolkien Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={330 - 335}
}
1914, so perhaps Tolkien was simply feeling nostalgic. A document outlining a script called “Andyoqenya,” probably from 1930, bolsters my view that Tolkien’s primary, practical use for most of these alphabets was not to flesh out his legendarium but to write his diaries. It contains a pledge to himself, to keep his diary “at least once a week . . . only in this alphabet.” The aim was pure calligraphic practice, or so Tolkien states: it “shall be dedicated to the object of developing a really…