One of the things I liked the most about Lord of the Rings movies is them speaking in Elvish. I thought that was just so dang neat. It is worth rewatching to just hear them speak in Elvish.
What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?
I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die dogs--I was a man before I was a king!
---From The Road of Kings
I present to you all, a little Sindarin Phrase Book! This is the first iteration, once it's had a little more added to it I'm going to sell it on Kindle (I will maintain a free version here for my lovely students).
I hope you find it useful!
Mae L'ovannen Xandarien!! I am so glad that I found my way to this website & to be even more anchored in my strive in learning Sindarin!! I found it to be more natural for me than Quenya since I am a woodelf at heart!! Looking forward in learning to speak it if somewhat fluently!! This site will be a great resource for me!! Till next we meet!! Garo arad vaer!! * Novaer mellonanin!!
Amy: Hello! I am confused about the verb nautha-. In lesson 17 the dialog at the start has “nauthog” for “you think”, then “semin” for “I think”. Is nautha- one of the irregular verbs? I can’t find anything else it in the lessons or dictionary. Thank you!
Jul 12, 2020 2:56:39 GMT
Xandarien: Suilad! There have been two verbs used for 'to think', I apologise for the confusion. There's Nautha- 'to conceive an idea, think' and Sam- 'to think. Sam- should have been removed everywhere as it was a reconstruction that we don't need. I'll change that.
Jul 13, 2020 8:47:43 GMT
Amy: Thank you! I really enjoy the lessons. Len hannon!
Jul 14, 2020 2:16:08 GMT