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The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship

The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship
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Learn Elvish (a little bit of philosophy) So, you made up your mind to learn Elvish? I absolutely love the Elvish languages, so I can understand that perfectly, and I wish you plenty of joy! But there's a question which you might want to ask yourself early on - and maybe later as well - what do you mean by 'learning'? Do you wish to speak the language, write Elvish poetry and read Elvish stories, use it in roleplaying games and write Elvish letters to your friends? But that is not how Tolkien ever thought about the languages. Tolkien never viewed his creations as finished - he was always revising and altering things - even for published things (which he couldn't really alter) he re-invented the underlying explanation - a good example is Gil-Galad - in Letters:279 he states This variation g/k is not to be confused with the grammatical change or k, c > g in Grey-elven, seen in the initials of words in composition or after closely connected particles (like the article). Why am I telling all this to you?

Emblems and Heraldry By Måns Björkman Elves, Men, Dwarves, and even Maiar in Middle-earth are all known to have used emblems, arms and heraldic devices of various kinds. These were used to distinguish kingdoms, groups of people, or individuals, much in the same way as in medieval Europe. Below I discuss and give examples of known heraldry and emblems of Arda. The accompanying illustrations are either based on preserved and published material, or reconstructed from written descriptions. Contents The Eldar The Elves had formulated rules or principles for the shaping of heraldic devices, which can be summarized in the following way: Devices for males were placed within a lozenge. Origins and History The rules of heraldry were usually followed by both the Noldor and the Sindar, which might indicate that they were already in existence (albeit in a crude form) at Cuiviénen; but it is tempting to argue that at that time the Elves were not yet culturally "sophisticated" enough for such ideas. Samples of Eldarin Heraldry

Parma Penyane Quettaron v2.5 Version 2.5 Introduction by Elenhil Laiquendo (Boris Shapiro)A B CD E F GH I J KL M N OP Q R ST U V WY ZSYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:blue color marks authentic words and ROOTS attested in Tolkien's own works all unauthentic (reconstructed) forms are *blackThere are, of course, ordinary linguistic symbols: * = unattested form, ** = wrong form, # = word that is only attested in a compound or in an inflected form (e.g. Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes You want to write your name in Elvish, but every place you go seems to make it harder than it ought to be. Elvish writing looks beautiful and mysterious, but does it really have to be impossible to understand? Why doesn't somebody just spell out the alphabet so you can simply substitute the letters and get straight to the result? That's exactly what I've done here. Here's the alphabet. That's it. Generally the vowels go above the consonants, but sometimes, in the case of Y and silent E, they go below. The straight line underneath is just one way to make one character do the work of two. The line above a consonant means that a nasal N or M precedes the consonant in question. Here's one last example with two different letter combinations. I am often asked how to handle double vowel situations. That's all you need to get started. Please be aware that there are many ways to write English words in Elvish. Good luck! Ned Gulley Want an Elvish tattoo?

The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. Inside the encyclopedia The Encyclopedia of Arda contains thousands of articles covering topics from J.R.R. You'll also find a selection of interactive tools, including a chronicle to help you explore Tolkien's fictional history, and calendar to translate dates and events, a lexicon of names, a glossary of old and rare words, and much more. Context and approach The content of the Encyclopedia is written in the same context as Tolkien himself used; he presented himself simply as a translator, rather than originator of the tales. About the name Arda Arda was the name given by the Elves to their World and all it contained, and so 'Encyclopedia of Arda' seemed a peculiarly apt title for this project. Special thanks But the real Special Thanks, though, belong to the memory of J.R.R.

Quenya A course of the Department of Tolkien languages. Unit Summary[edit] Course code: ALE-U-QUE1Suggested prerequisites:Time investment:Assessment suggestions:Faculty: HumanitiesSchool: Language and LiteratureDepartment: Tolkien panguagesStream: Elvish streamLevel: Course Contents and Goals[edit] This course will provide you with a complete knowledge of Quenya, the best-known of the languages invented by Tolkien, as it was conceived in the last years of Tolkien's life. This language is more or less the version devised in the Lord of the Rings (see the problem of the canon). The aims of the course are to: Learn Phonology, Grammar and Syntax of the (last) Quenya as we can infer from the Corpus. Knowledge of this aspect will also seek to make learners understand how we arrived at this form of Quenya and which "rules" are explicitly provided by Tolkien himself, or have been inferred. Learning materials[edit] The following are principal learning devices used in this course, to which every lesson refers.

Tengwar (Elvish) alphabet Origin J.R.R. Tolkien created many languages throughout his life. Tolkien also created a number of different alphabets to write his languages - Tengwar, or Feanorian letters, is the one which appears most frequently in his work. Notable features Written from left to right in horizontal lines. Used to write A number of different languages of Middle-Earth, such as: Quenya, Qenya or High-Elven, the most prominent language of the Amanya branch of the Elvish language family. Sindarin, the language of the Grey-elves or Sindar. Sylvan, Westron, etc Tengwar can also be used to write English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Esperanto and a variety of other languages. Quenya mode Consonants Sindarin mode Vowels (same for Quenya and Sindarin modes) Vowel placement Extra Tengwar These letters are used for Tolkien's other languages, such as Black Speech, and also in English mode. Punctuation marks Numerals Tengwar numerals are written from right to left. Pronunciation of Quenya Transliteration

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