This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR? BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”
Believe this man. He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Middle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times. Also: speaks elvish.
What if there are two vowels in a row?
Does anyone know the answer to that last question?
I believe you find the closest approximation in sound (‘u’ with a silent ‘e’ at the end replaces ‘oo’, for instance) and just go with it. Although that does beg the question of diphthongs, always one of the trickiest types of phonemes to wrap one’s head around. (Did you know that the English “long I” sound, as in ‘mice’, is a diphthong— a vowel blend— of ‘ah’ and ‘ee’?)
Really, though, this is the best introduction to Tengwar I’ve ever seen. Applause, man. Wow.