Pronunciation Guides

Because occasionally we need to be able to pronounce our character’s names and what they are saying, here are some pronunciation guides to help you figure it out.

Simplified Pronunciation Transcription System

Want to be able to read the simplified pronunciation guys for the phrasebooks? This system was designed to be more intuitive, though it still isn’t as good as IPA.

Quenya Pronunciation Guide

Quenya pronunciation explained with examples and descriptions of how the more difficult sounds are made.

Sindarin Pronunciation Guide

Sindarin pronunciation explained with examples, recordings, and descriptions of how the more difficult sounds are made.

Adûnaic Pronunciation Guide

Adûnaic pronunciation explained with examples and descriptions of how the more difficult sounds are made.

Old English Pronunciation Guide

Old English pronunciation explained with examples and descriptions of how the more difficult sounds are made. This one includes its own Simplified Pronunciation Transcription System, because it is a bit different from Tolkien’s languages.