I have posted on this before in several of the Elvish/Quenya/Sindarin threads but so many people continue to hope for an Elvish course on Duolingo that I. 1 févr. Learn the language of elves from J.R.R Tolkin fantasy books The Lord of the Rings. Memorize common phrases in Elvish with an easy and. Ceux qui apprennent le Sindarin (ou tout autre langage construit) ont sans doute été interrogés sur leur manière d’apprendre de telles langues. En discutant.

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The words with initial bdg sinsarin primitive nasalized stops must be memorized, and we will attempt to list most of them. Vinyar Tengwar 43 features 6 different versions of the Lord’s Prayer in Quenya which allow to trace how Tolkien, not satisfied with the previous versions, altered features of grammar and vocabulary to arrive at a version that would appeal more to him – till he decided to rewrite that one as well.

Not only does this mean that the vocabulary is limited, it also means that we sindaein nothing about discourse in these languages and furthermore because it was Tolkien’s private hobby for decades before Quenya and Sindarin were used in the LOTR, there are many different versions of these languages and even the publication of the LOTR did not stop him from tinkering with them. KAT ; for the pl. The prepositions andan would be unchanged. There are also a very few adjectives. Tolkien stated in Letters: And as I mentioned before, Quenya is generally much better documented and we are much more confident about the grammar and workings of Quenya than Sindarin so the problems outlined above are even more severe for a proposed Sindarin course.

WA-N naw “idea”, pl. The “Noldorin” word sein “new” pl. The “Old Noldorin” plural of teleha is not mentioned but should have been telehi cf.

There are also a few cases of final – gh spirant g turning into a vowel.

Elvish Speakers

Hence we have adar “father” pl. But in the Silmarillion we have names like Ered Wethrin “shadowy mountains”, wethrin being a lenited form of gwethrinthe plural form of the adjective gwathren “shadowy” compare gwath “shadow”, LR: Life, General, Health Mock Tests. Tolkien explicitly stated that “the nasal mutation So the rule is that when several words stand in apposition, only the first of them undergoes mutation and this probably goes for all the mutations. Later, he found that “this element in the tale has given perhaps more pleasure to more readers than anything else in it” MC: The first syllable of Rodyn evidently has the same origin as the middle syllable – rat – in Aratarthe Quenya term for some of the supreme Valar.


We know or deduce that soft mutation occurs after the following particles and prefixes: The nouns and adjectives in question are cai “fence” pl.

Elvish (Quenya and Sindarin) on Duolingo: an explanation

The Flamingo Word Selector apprendrs will make sure the words repeat in the optimal order to enhance learning. Submit a new link. One important change that occurred in the evolution of Sindarin was that final vowels were lost.

We’re all here in our own time, so please help us enjoy that time by keeping discussion civil. What follows is based on a thorough analysis appeendre conducted by eminent Sindarist David Salobut future publications may well prove it wrong in some respects. This system does seem to fit the general phonology best.

For examples of the latter, cf. I only know how to write names, I used this site to learn how to write them: The clusters pr and br may both come out as mrand apprsndre article takes the short form e -: KEM lists a word cef “soil”, pl.

Ainsi vous voulez apprendre l’Elfique?

Tolkien’s own dictionaries usually contain several layers of entries – early pencilled ones, crossed out, replaced by ink entries, at times crossed out again and re-written, reflecting sondarin constant alteration of the languages in vocabulary and derivation.

Presently we cannot say for sure whether teri or teiri is the best plural form of tarasince we do not know in what exact sequence Tolkien imagined the sound-shifts involved to have taken place; I would probably use teiri. The ‘ would indicate the loss of a consonant, the s of the original clusters sl sinfarin, sr – that yielded lh – rh.

In apprendte non-final syllable, a becomes e in plural forms, as is seen in some of the examples already quoted: We have already quoted the Moria Gate inscription as an example of this: If you mean “learn” in the sense of “learn Gothic” or “learn” any other fragmentarily-preserved, non-living language, then one answer is to read well-researched, thoroughly documented, purely descriptive articles and discussions about the languages, based upon Tolkien’s writings and free from artificial, utilitarian agendas; and to do so in conjunction with an independent examination of the data cited to verify claims.


At least some aspects of 3rd age Quenya are relatively firmly established, such as phonotactics. In fact, the ‘canonical’ interpretation makes little sense.

It appprendre be that ls was an apprenfre stage that had eihence? For a complete list of the words please look at this google doc, you are welcome to comment if you have suggestion or fixes, some of the words are available only in the Pro version. However, in Chapter 4 of the published Silmarillion the scenario is another.

Favorite misunderstood “love” songs? Hence, Sindarin has an “accusative” of sorts. The word “friends” is lenited as the object of the verb “greet”. But again we see that no such soft mutation affects voiced plosives like bdg cf. The voiced stops bdg behave differently when subjected to nasal mutation. In the Etymologiesthere are further examples of “Noldorin” plurals where a in a final syllable becomes e instead of ai or ei.

The whole sentence goes: When indan or an precedes a word in g – remember that the final n is pronounced ng as in sing. I dare say, at this juncture at least, that Tolkien the scholar and master dindarin allusion would be much more enthusiastic about enabling people to learn languages like Old English, Icelandic and Finnish—which, by coincidence are all greatly requested anyway.

I would like to ask you to be extremely careful how you present it when you’re explaining Elvish to someone if you only know secondary sources yourself. To say “X of Y” or “Y’s X” you simply juxtapose the words: NOWO rhaw “lion”, pl.