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(no subject) [Feb. 8th, 2005|10:00 pm]
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tuzanoore
how might one say 'may death find you swiftly' in Quenya and Sindarin?
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2005|03:46 pm]
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chilimoocorner
[Current Music |Red Hot Chili Peppers]

Okay, so I'm just about to do what the person before me did and ask you all a favour. I do realise this community wasn't just made for people to request how to translate this and that but I'd reaaallly appreciate it if somebody could do this for me...

Does anybody know how to write 'Rand' in elvish? I know there's Quenya and Sindarin and other 'types' ... I'm just not sure if there are different ways of writing a letter in each of them so I'll leave that up to you ... I've searched EVERYWHERE for this and I can't seem to find any help. I have an idea on how it's spelt but I'm not sure if it's correct ... if anybody could help, that'd be great. If not, I do apologise for being an annoyance to the community.
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seeking help [Jan. 21st, 2005|11:24 am]
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jinx63769
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]

So I realize this must be a very annoying thing do it and yet I'm going to do it anyway. I need something translated *surprise surprise* whoever would have thought someone would ask for something translated on this community, huh? I tried doing it myself...looking on sites and such but I would rather know it's right then guessing. And unfortunatelly there aren't any translation sites for a phrase... :(

Anyway-This is what I would like translated:

"Those who hear not the music,
Think the dancers mad"

It was on a birthday card my mother sent to me a couple of years ago and it has stuck with me and sort of been my saying ever since. So what I want to do is get a tattoo with this saying but have it kinda blend in with roots...not that any of you really need to know all this info...*have a tendency to ramble*

If some one could translate this for me that would amazingly wonderful. If not then, that's cool too and sorry to take up time and all that!

:)
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The History of Middle-Earth [Jan. 6th, 2005|02:48 pm]
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bathory_acolyte
For those who are interested, I'm selling the first 6 books of the HoME series, all early UK hardback editions in top condition:

Click here for sale

Sorry for x-post!
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2005|09:31 pm]
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absurdages
I thought some might be interested in a Community my friend runs. They are currently starting a reading of The Two Towers (just finished Fellowship) and the Silmarillion. It's really open, and she was really looking for less lurkers and more participants!

Anyway, here it is. http://the-one-tolkien.livejournal.com/
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Quenya [Jan. 5th, 2005|04:53 pm]
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megatokyo_girl
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |"Untitled" - Simple Plan]

I've already started learning Quenya, but I have a question. Which is easier for beginners to learn: Quenya or Sandarin? I heard that it was Quenya, and that after you know that language, Sandarin is a snap, but I dunno. What do you think?

Also, I'm thinking of ordering "Basic Quenya" by Nancy Martsch off of Amazon.com, and I was just wondering if there were any other good language books on the study of Elvish (primarily Quenya). Thanks so much!

~*~ mt-girl ~*~
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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2004|08:30 pm]
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zerobulletpoet
[Current Mood |bouncytolkien'd!]

So after many years of Tolkien enjoyment, I would like to begin the process of learning the languages. What are the best links/books/sources that you can recommend for a begin…nerd?
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New to the community, new to the language [Dec. 13th, 2004|06:03 pm]
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megatokyo_girl
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Lynn Anderson]

Hi! I'm new to the different Elven languages, but I have always thought that they were immensly beautiful and would like to learn a fair ammount of any one of them, if not become fluent. Before this is possible, I do have a few questions:

1) How many different branches/dialects of Elven are there?
2) What's the most popular?
3) Is there a translator on-line that could convert English to Elven?

See, I'm trying to write something in Elven and I need it done in a few days, so I'm really stressing to get everything accurate. If anyone could help me out, that would be lovely.

Thanks for letting me into the community and for taking the time to look at my questions. I hope to learn a lot!
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Research Help [Nov. 25th, 2004|03:38 am]
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princessjenjen
Hello!
For a linguistics class I'm taking this semester, we're required to do a presentation on anything dealing with language. I've chosen to do an overview of the different languages that Tolkien created for the Lord of the Rings books.
There's very little information in books (that are accessible to me) about the different languages, so I've had to concentrate on getting the information online. But there's some conflict with what I've read on different sites. If anyone could help me with the answers to some questions, I'd very much appreciate it.
Is it possible to become fluent in Sidarin or Quenya?
Are they complete languages or partial languages?

Any other information anyone could share with me (your own experiences with the languages, how you feel about people saying that they're not true languages, etc.) would be a great help too.

If you'd like, you can e-mail me any comments or questions. My e-mail is jennifer@naturaldreamer.com

Thank you!

(x-posted in other communities)
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Quenye Poems [Nov. 16th, 2004|08:27 pm]
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fealomeril
I'm using the Ardalambion Quenya course in order to learn Quenya, and I'm finding it to work quite well. However, I'm trying to write Quenya poetry, however I can't find out what metres Quenya poetry is written in. If anyone could tell me about common Quenya metres it would be greatly appreciated.
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