At 5:30 AM, I finally completed uploading the updates to the Neo-Sindarin phrasebooks, including their German translations! Alphin is our German translator, so feel free to send her some thank-yous for all of her hard work! Other than a sparkly new German translation, I’ve reorganized many of the phrasebooks to be more conversation-like, grouping questions […]

I handle all kinds of translation requests, including translating lyrics! If I translate lyrics for you, I’ll also help you learn how to pronounce them. That’s what I did for Rebekah Eden. Her album, “Rowing in Eden” that includes “In the Days” (the song with Sindarin in it) is available here: http://www.rebekaheden.com/

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 […]

It was a lot of fun getting to do this. I think I’ll do more interviews and talks later on, since I had fun. LOTRO Players News Episode 113: Languages in Tolkien In the interview we announced the Dwarvish and Sindarin phrasebook LotRO plugins. I’ll post the links to the Sindarin one when it becomes […]

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 They’re outdated, we have no one interested in updating […]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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

As some of you may know, my website was kicked offline last month because it apparently had run out of bandwidth. To set the record straight: No it hadn’t run out of bandwidth. There was a problem with the server’s ability to tally the usage of my website, making it think that 6 months of […]

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 […]

Hello all! Finals are over! I have no idea how I did on them, and won’t know for a while. I return to school in a week. I’m taking two intense summer French classes, the closest thing to spending the summer in France I can afford. So, for this short week I will be updating […]

Howdy all! I was so busy with midterms and influenza that I didn’t do any updates. Now that it is Spring Break, I’m updating and cleaning things up like crazy. All of the Sindarin Name lists are cleaned up! Doriathrin Names Woodelven Names Sindarin Names Gondorian-Sindarin Names A new section is begun: Time! It has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]