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Malidor

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I wanted to learn elvish and I was wondering - what type of elvish does Arwen and Aragorn speak in the movie? Quenya? Sindarin? Or that of old Noldoric-type speech?

Also, where would be a good place for me to learn and find out the language that they speak?
 

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Is this quenya?

"Nin o Chithaeglir,
Lasto beth Daer;
rimmo nin Bruinen
da in Ulaer!"

This is close to what Arwen says to make the water crash into the Ringwraiths in FotR.
 

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That's Sindarin. I'm not exactly what you'd cal and expert :p but the first line means "Waters of the Hithaglir"; lasto beth... means "listen/hear the voice..."; rimmo nin Bruinen/(something)(something) Ulairi probably means "rush, waters of Bruinen, and crush the Ringwraiths." Or something. :p
Anyway, Quenya is a lot more aesthetic and beautiful IMHO; it also has its roots in the Finnish language, which makes it automatically the second coolest tongue on earth. ;)
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this great place, here in TTF, or more info. :)

Welcome to the forums, Malidor!
 

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Well I can translate it, I just needed to know what language it was. I didn't think it was Quenya. :p But here is the translation --

"Waters of the Misty Mountains,
listen to the Great Word;
Send waters of Loud Water
against the Ringwraiths!"

:D
 
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*Lady Aragorn*

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is there any more phrases that aragorn or arwen speak? that was cool!
 

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Hmmm, Im not quite sure, *Lady Aragorn*. But what exactly did Aragorn and Arwen speak? Quenya or Sindarin?

I also noticed something else. When Elrond is talking to Frodo just before he is about to pass to the Shadow, he says something like this ---

"Lasto beth nin - something something Cala."

I think this uses sindarin and quenya, because "Lasto" means listen and "beth" means word in sindarin, but "nin" means me or I in quenya. And "cala" means light in quenya. So did he use both Quenya and Sindarin in this phrase? Or did I translate it wrong? This is what I think he means ---

"Listen to my word - come back to the Light."
 

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Ok, so what language do you think would be the most useful? Quenya or Sindarin? And what language is spoken the most often?
 

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Quenya was no longer a birth-tongue, but still used for ceremony, high matters of lore and song ... Appendix F says that:

The Exiled Noldor had adopted Sindarin for 'daily use' ...

"... and hence it was the tongue of all those Elves and Elf-lords that appear in this history."
 
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Is this quenya?

How do u say that when Arwen had said that??:)
 

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Ok, I think I want to learn Sindarin, but I also want to learn Quenya. I think I might just learn Quenya, since I already have lots of resources on it.

But if you could, could you check out the Tengwar topic I made?
 

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Originally posted by Malidor But if you could, could you check out the Tengwar topic I made?
Who is 'you'? :D _if_ me I've never used any computer fonts.
 
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Re: Is this quenya?

Originally posted by I Love Legolas! How do u say that when Arwen had said that??:)
Could you run that by again (be more specific maybe)?
 

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Ok since I want to learn Sindarin, does anyone know any good place that I can learn it? (besides that Ardylambion place :p) I also want you to check this thing out and tell me if the words are accurate. It is supposed to be a sindarin wordlist program. So go here to download it and try it out. Thanx!
 

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Yes Hiswelóke is good :)

Basically try Ardalambion's links (Malidor, you might enjoy Amanye Tenceli). Any web stuff should be additions to Tolkien's books IMO ~ and for now, I think Ardalambion is simply the best web site going.

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Learning any language is hard, Shiprah. But as long as you stick with it, you can do it! ;) There are a lot of Quenya sources on the internet, so its not that hard to find stuff. I suggest you go here and here for some good Quenya stuff. :)
 

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