Where can I find Tolkien's Elvish language? (fwd)
- I don't think anything quite like this exists, but if any of you more
linguistically literate types have suggestions I will pass them on.
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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 03:42:15 -0500
From: Kimie <Zeela@...>
Subject: Where can I find Tolkien's Elvish language?
We are a group of people who would like to learn Tolkien's Elvish language for
live roleplaying. We found the E.L.F. site, and thought you might be the right
person to ask. Where do we find words with pronounciation? And are there any
books about the subject?
Please help us.
Thanks in advance -Sanaya
Earth my Body
Water my Blood
Air my Breath and
Fire my Spirit.
- There are some books about Elvish, but they're all out of print, hard to
find, or not very reliable. The best thing to do is to E-mail Carl Hostetter
(they have his address since they found the ELF site) and ask him their
questions. He should be able to give them a set of rules for pronouncing
Elvish words. Carl knows more about Elvish than anyone else, including
- I'd just add that there are back issues available of _Parma Eldalamberon_; there
is also a book available from Nancy Martsch, isn't there? And there are several
other publications for which back issues may be available, including _Vinyar
Tengwar_, and perhaps that one from Lisa Star, and a British publication as
well. But all of this should be on Carl's web-page, so I thought the whole
question being directed to Edith was rather bizarre. And I would hope they've
read all of the appendices to LotR, the twelve volumes of "The History of
Middle-earth," and the Swann/Tolkien _Road Goes Ever On_.
> From: WendellWag@...
> There are some books about Elvish, but they're all out of print, hard to
> find, or not very reliable. The best thing to do is to E-mail Carl Hostetter
> (they have his address since they found the ELF site) and ask him their
> questions. He should be able to give them a set of rules for pronouncing
> Elvish words. Carl knows more about Elvish than anyone else, including
> Christopher Tolkien.
> Wendell Wagner
> > The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org