Sindarin Lessons finally has a forum of its very own!
Use this forum to: Ask any questions (particularly about the lessons, but about anything Sindarin related!) Post your own translations/ideas for critiquing Find a study partner Anything else Middle Earth related
Xanfarien, Le hannon a mae pennon, Suilad le (that "a" is supposed to be for "and", not sure I have that right)! This is indeed a great and neat site. I plan on studying the lessons, etc, one I print them out. Novaer
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 can't believe that I just came in ask questions without introducing myself...! Mae g'ovannen.. Im Sidhiel eston. (Learned from one of your lessons right away LOL)
I started becoming serious in learning Sindarin just about 1-2 months ago. I surf the net looking for study materials, audios (for proper pronunciation) and even bought David Salo's book. After all, I found that your site is the best place to start with! What a clean and neat website filled with well-organized learning materials for serious beginners. Mae carnen!
I have already had all your lessons printed out some time ago! Thank you so much for all these and please keep it up!!!
i eneth nîn Celedethor, heriannen geliol i lam edhellen vi hithui. hirnin le bo "CoE" a hirnin i 'elthaid lîn. din sernin a len hannon. naun vae thî.
My name is Celedethor, I started suddenly but quite vigorously to learn the elvish language in November. I found you on "CoE" and I found your teachings. I like them and I thank you. I am quite good now.
I was just wondering if anyone else noticed the discrepancy in the Hobbit about the Blue Mountains. Ered Luin is 'Blue Mountains' in Sindarin and (maybe I'm wrong) the dwarves used this term to describe their home? If dwarves hated elves so much, surely they wouldn't want to use their language... Len hannon!
I think she meant the Hobbit film an unexpected journey. But Indeed that detail must have slipped my mind since I played Lord of the Rings online for many years (where the blue mountains were Ered Luin on the map, but the dwarves indeed used blue mountains)... Nevertheless the poor use of Sindarin in the Hobbit (especially in the third -.-) might actually show that the film were a bit rushed unfortunately.
Oh, in the films! Yeah, they're not the best... I had to practically drag my husband to go and see the last one, and I'm not sure it was worth it!
The maps in LoTRO follow (generally) the maps Tolkien drew, and he tended to write place names in Sindarin - go and speak to some of the Dwarves in Frerin's Court/Thorin's Hall and they'll tend to call it the Blue Mountains too Of course LoTRO put in a lot more contact with the Elves in that area, especially Gondamon.
Hello I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new, so here it is: my name is Jana (pronounce Yana) and I'm Croatian, and a huge fan of LOTR, which made me want to learn Elvish. I did a little research on everything and found this site, and this forum, and now I am going to do my best to learn this language
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