I have spent the last few weeks trying to track down elvish language documents and ending up rather overwhelmed. Luckily a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this website and the very helpful learning guides. (Thank you!)
A little backstory as to why I am on this site.
I’m a LARPer and the largest week long event in our country is fast approaching. Some friends and I are traveling across country to attend, they are all Orcs and Trolls and RP heavy. I normally play a different character, but for the sake of this event I’ll be creating a slave character to fit in with the Orc warband. A captured Elf slave.
Unfortunately I’m on a time constraint and I don’t think I will get to the point where I can translate the kind of sentences I will need.
I can repurpose some of the sentences in the general learning guide that will still be very helpful for introductions and pronunciation but there are some unique phrases I’d like to have.
Will you help me? / can you help me? Please help! Run away! (Friends In danger) Be careful! / look out I don’t/can’t speak very much “common”
Or any other phrases you think may come in handy for a fantasy world.
Most of the time I won’t be in a position to speak freely or will be speaking in broken common (English)
But it will be really useful to have a few Sindarin phrases to use.
There is no word for 'please', I've looked. I believe it is just meant to be implied with a polite tone. Couple of 'help me' type phrases that might be useful (again, use tone to make it a question) nin nathasennol (you helped me) nin nathathol (you will help me) Telil nathad nin (you are going to help me) Nidhil nathad nin (you are determined to help me) Natho! (Help!)
Xandarien: You can use Tengwar for any language (much in the same way you could write English words in Arabic script or German words in Cyrillic) but there are particular 'modes' for Quenya/Sindarin
Feb 13, 2020 9:29:13 GMT
Elenmir: Len hannon!
Feb 13, 2020 22:31:11 GMT
Elenmir: This site is great! At first Sindarin seemed overwhelming, but these lessons are helping me learn it easily!
Feb 13, 2020 22:33:05 GMT