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rednell
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Welcome to TolkienFan, ceocan. If you scroll down in this discussion folder you will find a topic 'Elvish languages..' We have posted some links there.
Enjoy! :elf:

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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but what kind of elvish is "Quenya"

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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Quenya is the ancient language of the High Elves, used mostly in ceremony during the Third Age of ME; Sindarin is the more common daily usage language of all the Elves, it was developed by the Grey Elves.

Welcome to the Forum Ceocan. :)
'Share and enjoy'

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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi there ceocan! Welcome to pt! Enjoy! Where are you from, if I may venture? :D
Denial is not a river in Africa.

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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

If you wanne know I'm for Holland (I sepose you also come from Holland because you said you can speak Dutch).
I have 2 questions:

English
1;where can I find a good Sindarin-English and English-Sindarin dictionary.
2;where can I find a name translator in Sindarin.

Dutch
1; waar kan ik een goeie Sindarin-English en English-Sindarin woordenboek vinden.
2; waar kan ik een naam vertaler in het Sindarin vinden.

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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi there, Ceocan. Welcome to the site. I hope you find us useful and enjoy yourself here.

In addition to Grondy's answer about Quenya, there is good reason why Sindarin has replaced it as the main elvish language in MiddleEarth. Originally all elves spoke one language which was similar to Quenya. When the Noldor and Vanya went into the West, however, the language developed different dialects between those in the West and those that remained in MiddleEarth. Over time these dialects developed into two distinct languages, Quenya and Sindarin.
When the Noldor returned to MiddleEarth they spoke Quenya but when Elwe (Thingol) learned of the Kinslaying at Alqualonde (his kin), he barred anyone from speaking Quenya within his realm. After this time, Quenya became more a language of lore and was not used in public.
It is a beautiful language with liquid syllables suited to songs and poetry.

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rednell
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hi ceocan,
I posted a reply to this in the other Elvish language thread.
Annali len! :smoke:

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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I have just created a new section within the [u]WEB LINKS [/u] entitled LEARN ELVISH :read:
For more details see my post in the other Elvish Language thread

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