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A Telco is the straight 'stem' line that appears in written Tengwar, which can extend above or below the writing line (although in the original system there was a third option, a telco that extended both above and below the line). Combined with the lúva ('bow') stroke, it forms the basis of all the standard characters of the Fëanorian alphabet.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"