Hello everyone! It has been a long, long, long, year. I graduated from college at long last, got a job, quit that job, and somehow, amidst all of that, I finished modernizing the website. My good friend Phil Smith has moved on to follow his own writing projects (should be something amazing, I’m sure! I’ll […]

A bigger than usual update for today. I posted two new Sindarin poems: I Chiril os Salod and Ollas Nin o hAuth. I cleaned up the Word Lists page, and got rid of the old wordlists (Except the Adûnaic Dictionary, that has aged much more gracefully). They’re outdated, we have no one interested in updating […]

The phrasebook database will be down for an hour starting 2PM GMT. Phil will be making the URLs for specific sections of the phrasebook easier to link to. This is part of a larger project to make the phrasebooks more accessible in different ways, especially for screen-reader programs. Some other updates have happened recently. Many […]

Phrasebook Database, version 2.0 I added a few phrases to them, and added a new column for the new, simpler pronunciation guide. Let me know what you think! And let me know if you find any errors. There are bound to be a few that slipped through the cracks, as the only time I can […]

You can find it here: The Phrasebook Database In it is included the thousands of new Quenya phrases that I’ve been working on translating the past few months. The main reason that I decided to do this at last is the dialects. You now have the ability to select which dialect you need. Long ago, […]

It’s finally time to beta-test the new phrasebook database! Phrasebook Database Interface Please let me know any problems or errors that you find, and any suggestions you have for making it easier to use are welcome. One little note: the “all of them” option for the phrasebook sections won’t be working until tomorrow, so don’t […]

A luhta tálunyassë, pan apárien parmanen Amanya eldalambé! Parma Ñoldorinwai quentelion ya Micael nin tencë ná yerna ar mauya nin sá at-etécië. Sinen, parnen.  Ma mára len? Ahem… Well that was fun. Basically: I’m rewriting the outdated Quenya phrasebook that Michael wrote for me ages ago. In order to do it, I learned Quenya. As […]

I’ve added a new set of phrases for the Sindarin-speaking Lindarin Elves and the Woodelves. I also cleaned up some small errors that I somehow missed before, and re-translated a few phrases. I got rid of hanna– as well. Using it has always bothered me, but it’s so prevalent in Neo-Sindarin that it’s difficult to […]

Some of you may know this already, but last Saint Nicolas’ Day, my grandfather died. We were quite close. He was a brilliant anthropologist and quite gifted at learning languages. If you want to know more about him, do a search on Frank Bessac. I miss him terribly, to the point of distraction. Anyways, I’m […]

Hello folks! It’s about time I made another newsletter, isn’t it? While I haven’t been writing newsletters, I have been making updates. Lots of them. In January, I attempted to switch servers, because some of the pages were mysteriously disappearing. The server change didn’t help anything, so I went back to Awardspace and asked the […]

Hey all! I have many updates to show you today. You know that pitiful update I did for New Year? Well, this is the other shoe dropped. THE QUENYA PHRASEBOOK IS FINALLY COMPLETE! The sections I uploaded since the last newsletter are as follows: Friendly Phrases Complements Unfriendly Phrases Insults Curses Other Phrases Just for […]

Hello! I had a grand idea. Why not put my website newsletters up here? So I shall. Gondorian-Sindarin Name List I added another dialectal name list for Gondorians with Sindarin names. How could I do this whilst preparing my portfolio? Well, I was procrastinating, and the Gondorian dialect doesn’t differ much from the Elven dialect. […]

Please forgive me for neglecting you for so long! I have a lot of updates to get through. I decided that the Sindarin subtitle was a silly idea. In its place, I put a pretty banner that I made in MSPaint. I learned some CSS coding! Now the navigation bar is easier to read and […]

Hello all! Good news for all of the Elves of Doriath, I just finished making them a namelist! http://realelvish.net/names/old/sindarin/ There’s a new section up in the Quenya Phrase Book, Communication. Exilic Quenya Communication I’ve made all of the pages pale green, so they’ll look nicer in the iframe. I added a Sindarin version of the […]

Hello folks! Today we have a few minor additions. “Help us!” phrases were added to the Sindarin phrasebook. Jael pointed out to me that during the short Elven marriage they still speak the names of Eru, Varda, and Manwë. I fixed the error in the Elven Wedding essay. I added a brief history of Elven […]

I just figured out how to do iframes! Now, the website will load much quicker and use much less bandwidth. Enjoy! http://realelvish.net/ The Quenya Phrase Book now has twelve sections in it, and counting. Way to go Gildor! Please, let him know how much you appreciate his efforts. dreamingfifi Random Sindarin Quote: “Sméagol anna dulu, […]

Hi y’all! Today, as I merrily added more names to the lists and phrases to the Sindarin Phrase Book, I decided to do a quick count. It knocked me off my feet. There are 1009 possible Sindarin Phrases in the Phrasebook and 2291 possible names in the name lists. There are 484 names so far […]

It’s my birthday! And in the Hobbit tradition, I’m giving you a present! It’s an addition to my essay, “An Elven Wedding”, the Sindarin Phrase Book, and the Quenya Phrase Book. I present to you the Elven Wedding Vows! Also, welcome the new Spring theme for the website! That’s a picture of Aewvain and her […]

Hail! I need to apologize to everyone for being so scarce about the website. I’ve been in solitary confinement, or house-sitting for my grandmother. She has a very slow dial-up connection and a computer out of the dark ages. I just about went crazy. Then my boyfriend’s grandfather died while I was there and unable […]

Happy New Year! I have a present for you guys! I researched the languages of Legolas’ kin, the Woodelves, and made them a special name list for the Second and Third Ages of Middle-earth. http://realelvish.net/names/old/woodelven/ Besides that, I’ve recoded the Sindarin Phrase Book. Now, it will load very quickly for the amount of information that […]

Hail dear friends! The forums are a success so far, but if you have any suggestions, speak up! I’ve added some new phrases for the Sindarin Phrasebook. I’m now going to include a list of reconstructed words that I use. I’m happy to say that the Quenya name list is almost finished. The Noldorin (Sindarinized […]

Little to tell you today except that I’ve finally got Internet access again! –Oh, and I’ve finished a new essay called “The Origin of Man” and did a little tweaking in the Sindarin Phrase Book. I have a new e-mail address! From now on, please use —– dreamingfifi/Navaer Lalaith Random Sindarin Quote: Aragorn pent iston, […]