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Mary in Elvish

Mary, your name is really cool! It’s an ancient name that has soared in popularity for thousands of years. It’s so old that we don’t exactly know its meaning. We have many, many possible meanings based on linguistic research. There are two main theories. First is that it’s an old

Samuel in Elvish

Samuel, your name is really cool! It’s the name of a biblical figure and has been borrowed into many languages, wherever Abrahamic religions show up. It has two possible meanings. The first is Shmū’ēl “Name of El Elyon.” The second is based off the passage in the Torah describing why

John in Elvish

John, your name is really cool! The Abrahamic religions imported it all over the place, meaning that many names that you never considered to be the same name might be yet another a version of Yohanan. The graphic represents only a tiny fraction of the variants of this name, not

Choosing Your Elvish Name

There’s this weird misconception that translating a name should be a simple one-to-one process. That a translator should be able to just supply you with an Elven name, like you’re asking for the Sindarin word for “hat” (Carab, by the way). But, there’s so much more to it than that,

Elvish Poem: I ‘Wend e-Dathar

Listen to the original song The Willow Maid Original song by Kate Covington AKA Erutan Translation into Sindarin by Fiona Jallings Dîr ‘wain padras drî i dawar na *philinn în a gû farad. Lastas neth ‘wain linnol ar aphadas i lind athan. Ennas *ichir i ‘wend i dhortha ned i


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