Richard is a friend and Sindarin student of mine, and he’s got a pretty amazing voice. Here he is singing Galadriel’s Lament, with the music arranged by Donald Swann: You can see how to pronounce this poem on it’s page in the Recorded Scripts section, and maybe make your own recording of it! In other […]
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 They’re outdated, we have no one interested in updating […]
I’m trying to make my pronunciation guides easier for people who aren’t familiar with IPA. Please check them out here (Quenya) and here (Sindarin). Let me know what you think! Thanks!
I posted a link to my phrasebook database project on Elfling, and got some useful critiques. I uploaded the edited version last Friday (Sep. 21st) which now holds a whopping 7259 phrases in it.
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 […]
There’s a new wordlist! This one is for Reconstructed Quenya. I made it while working on the Quenya phrasebook. Some news on the Phrasebook Database project: it is in the final stages of completion! I’m in the process of building a form that can interact with the database, and that will hopefully be easy to […]
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 Basically: I’m rewriting the outdated Quenya phrasebook that Michael wrote for me ages ago.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 […]
One thing that has been delaying my making of a complete Exilic namelist is that I didn’t have Sindarin verbs made into names yet. I just finished translating a mountain of Sindarin verbs into hundreds of new Sindarin names! The Exilic names should go much quicker now! I’m also cleaning out the Qenya names that […]
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 […]
There’s finally a Quenya pronunciation page! It only took me seven years to make it. Still working on Exilic names. I’ve finally found a format that I think might work. There may be some beta testing in the future. Galu!
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 […]
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, […]
I have great news today! The Quenya and Noldorin name lists are finally completed and up on the website! Three cheers for Tyrhael and Gildor! HIP HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY! Old Website’s Quenya Namelists Old Website’s Exilic Namelists In celebration, I’ve put up the summer colors. This skin I call “Starlette” […]
Hey everyone! I have several updates to report. First, I’ve started work on Sindarin Lessons. The lessons have forced me to rethink out the language, so I’ve changed my mind yet again on the Sindarin Pronoun system. I need people willing to be guinea pigs to take the lessons and critique them. So, do you […]
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 […]
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 […]