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!)
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
Halcyon: Suilad, Mae l’ovannen!
Sept 11, 2020 15:15:50 GMT
Halcyon: I’ve just started taking these lessons, and I’m really learning a lot already! The format you’ve presented the lessons in is easy to navigate. Thank you for creating this website!
Sept 11, 2020 15:17:34 GMT
Teryn: Wow, this website is amazing! I started the lessons two days ago and I'm already using phrases with some friends of mine. Thank you sooo much for creating this, I can't tell you how helpful it is!!
Sept 14, 2020 23:34:15 GMT
Xandarien: You're both very welcome, and if you're 16 or over don't forget I have a Discord
Sept 15, 2020 19:46:27 GMT