So fast! Thank you! Hmm, it is strange, but I hear nothing while files are running. I even downloaded one of them, but it still has no sound :/ Maybe you will reupload it? Really quite strange, all previous records could be run fine. I checked on several computers, so it looks like the problem is in files.
Last Edit: May 12, 2014 17:57:58 GMT by Skeletarik
Thanks a lot! The Learning-Sindarin Summer is coming! Four years is pretty long time. By the way, is it possible to use Sindarin as "main" language in your opinion? I mean, the number of words is limited, is it enough to speak freely on different themes? Of course, not specific ones like science with special words, only usual "real" life things.
Yes, I do believe it is possible to speak Sindarin to a high level of fluency - it's what I've been striving towards, actually; you just have to adjust to a slightly less modern way of phrasing things (and as you correctly point out, due to being a very old language doesn't have any modern scientific vocabulary).
In your opinion, do you think Sindarin can still be evolved slowly with more words created by renowned linguists like David Salo, in the same manner how Tolkien created it in the beginning? Of course I wouldn't expect such beautiful language to have any scientific words that might make it look "polluted"!
Actually it's my belief we're almost at the limits of what new words can be added. Many reconstructions have been added over the years, some more credible than others, but once we've gone through every Quenya word and root, there isn't anymore we can do without some new material being published. (Which is possible, there are sheaves of unpublished notes, but I won't hold out a great deal of hope that there's much Sindarin on them).
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