My name is Bess, and I will be teaching a small course of elvish. Please note that not everything will be correct, and feel free to correct any mistakes I have made. The object of this class is to teach elvish phrases that you can apply in everyday life. Everything taught here will be in Sindarin, not Quenya. Though I, Almarien of the High Elven, do speak Quenya, Sindarin will be taught because it is the language of the elves still in Middle Earth (and it is the language spoken in the moves, for all you LOTR fanatics out there.) XD Please note that Tolkien did not finish either Sindarin or Quenya as a full language, contradicts himself in many places, and that the language is verily impossible to learn for this reason. All elvish is ‘grelvish.’ It’s a matter of improvisation. In one book, Tolkien says that ‘yes’ is ‘la’, and in another, that ‘la’ is no! So you see….never mind. Just have fun with what I explain here! (And always, always feel free to ask me questions, and I will do my best to answer them!)
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First of all, what do elves call themselves? Well, they either call themselves Quendi, (The ones who speak with voices,) or the Eldar (People of the Stars.) They refer to humans as the Edain. Or just, well…the race of men!
We will begin with greetings and farewells.
Hi! – A!
Hello! – Ae!
Greetings – Suil
I greet you – Gi suilon
You are welcome here – Gi nathlam hi
I am happy to meet you! – Ni veren an gi ngovaned.
A star shines on the hour of our meeting – Elen sila lumenn omentielvo (Frodo says this in The Fellowship of the Ring)
Come, join us - Tolo, govano ven (Not sure if this one is right....)
Farewell! – Namarie! (This is by far the most common…)
May the sun shine upon your path – Galo anor erin radeg (This may be wrong….)
Until next we meet – Na lu e-govaned vin
Good luck! – Galu!
I must go – Boe i’waen
Until then – N’i lu tol
Until tomorrow – Abarad
How to find out if someone else speaks elvish:
Do you speak elvish? – Pedig edhellen?
Yes – “la” or “no!”
I speak elvish- Pedin edhellen
No – “la” or “Û”
I don’t speak elvish- U-bedin edhellen
Galu, mellyn nin! (Good luck, my friends!)
-Bess/ Almarien of the High Elven
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