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I just discovered a pronunciation guide for well-known Finnish names; you just click on a name and hear it pronounced: http://www.sci.
Jan 29, 2011
Geminates leading to h
As I remember (and I could be wrong here) Icelandic geminates (CC) -> hC (example: dottir is pronounced dohtir, with the h being sounded). Can anyone tell me? ...
Jan 28, 2011
Sindarin Textbook in the works
net I'm especially looking for scrutiny on the chapters about syntax, pronouns, and verbs. Thank-you in advance for...
Jan 23, 2011
... that (a) I connect it with the Quenya words r‡v` "roaring noise" and raumo "noise of a storm" (The Monsters and the Critics, p. 223); the former could be...
Jan 15, 2011
Development of *â and *au in Sindarin
Hi all, I've been trying to understand some basic sound changes in the history of Sindarin, just for fun. Most recently, I tried to compile some rules for the...
Jan 13, 2011
Phonological change on Quenya: TH > S
Who am I to be posting here? Well, let me just hope there is space for a beginner in this forum. I have read Fauskanger
39;s Quenya Course a bit more than a year...
Jan 12, 2011
Old Noldorin derivatives of MIR
Under the root MIR- in the Etymologies appears "Q, ON _mÃre_" (p 373) . A correction to this entry was added in VT46: "[after] Q, ON _mÃre_ [insert] ON...
Jan 8, 2011
... enjoyed reading it. I would like reconsider the possibility of using Tolkien'
s word for `witness' for a reasonable translation of the Biblical Hebrew and...
Jan 6, 2011
Ná alya i vinya coranar!
Ná alya i vinya coranar! Have a Great New Year! Hyvää uutta vuotta! The same on YouTube: http://www.youtube.
v=T22dourox20 Petri Tikka aka Ondo...
Jan 4, 2011
Well, Merry X-mas (or indeed Merya Turuhalme!) to all. As has become a Christmas tradition of sorts, I have uploaded an article to Ardalambion: ...
Dec 31, 2010
Merya Turuhalme ar MÃ¡ra Vinya Coranar
Merya Turuhalme ar MÃ¡ra Vinya Coranar ilye lin meldonyain! /Melarokko Aistano...
Dec 24, 2010
Quenya Phonology by J. R. R. Tolkien
PARMA ELDALAMBERON 19 Quenya Phonology: Comparative Tables Outline of Phonetic Development Outline of Phonology By J. R. R. TOLKIEN ...
Dec 14, 2010
Helge K. Fauskanger
Need help with a translation
I am translating a seasonal poem and have come across a line that is giving me some trouble: 'On the sad and the lonely, the wretched and poor' My...
Dec 14, 2010
Hello all, From all the sources we have, it is fairly obvious that all Númenórean place-names were in Quenya, even if a number of them (maybe all) probably...
Dec 4, 2010
Can someone quickly double-check my translation?
Hi all, I've been recently contacted by a girl who plans to get herself and her twin sister tattooed... she asked me to transliterate her sentence into...
Nov 12, 2010
"Behind us" and "before us" in Sindarin
I'm curious if any information was available on how the Sindar expressed egocentric directions. We have _adel_, which means "in rear of, behind" and the...
Nov 12, 2010
Thorsten, Helge and the many illustrious and active scholars whom I am indebted to: "But there is - one is a natural language, the other an artificial ...
Nov 7, 2010
Sindarin monosyllables: no accent, acute accent or circumflex?
I'm a little confused about this. According to the LotR Appendix E: "In Sindarin long vowels in stressed monosyllables are marked with the circumflex, since...
Nov 6, 2010
Sindarin dictionary application
Suilad, I've been working on a new version of a (desktop) Sindarin dictionary, preliminary named "Ithildin"
;. It is in essence a new version of Didier Willis'...
Nov 5, 2010
Dative or what?
Hello. I'm trying to translate what to me is mind-boggling at the very best: "The sword will not be useful to you" Actually, the real sentence is somewhat...
Oct 25, 2010
More on Ps 42
Thanks for your help on the word for deer. I do like connecting the word with sindarin 'aras'
. Belated thanks also to posters regarding the ninya, lenya forms....
Oct 25, 2010
Linguistics at Return of the Ring 2012
Below is information you might have an interest in. Tuilinde ~ Susan "Return of the Ring" is the next large International event being planned by the Tolkien...
Oct 23, 2010
What good is a pickup line if . . . . ?
It's been a while since I've been here, but I need help with a translation. Some guy on a dating site sent me a message that said "Nai hiruvalie Menelessie"
Oct 17, 2010
Beautiful Quenya Style
A recent discussion on Neo-Quenya style provides just the excuse for a replay of one of my favorite translations, from Atwe of the Aglardh website. I love to...
Oct 15, 2010
Need help with this quote
"everything is illuminated in light of the past" I found some sort of translation for it, but wnated to know if any of you guys could help perfect it Iluve...
Oct 11, 2010
the idea is a compilation of 108 neo-quenya sentences which demonstrate most of the syntatic features of quenya and provide an aid to the translation into...
Oct 11, 2010
Translation of East Bight
I'm working on a Sindarin toponym for East Bight. There doesn't appear to be an easy translation of bight or loop. Perhaps it would be adequate to translate...
Oct 5, 2010
Stand alone words showing possession
Hello, A while back Helga F. wrote about a possible use of ninya for a word showing first person singular possession. I recently saw in Petri Tikka's excellent...
Sep 24, 2010
due to the reactions I got by using "Neo-Quenya&qu
ot; and its unclear definition I thought of using another. I thought of using the term given by the author plus...
Sep 23, 2010
Farewell in Sindarin
The absence of a word meaning "farewell"
; or "goodbye" is a well-known problem in Sindarin. In his excellent course, Thorsten Renk suggests that the compound...
Sep 23, 2010
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