The language of elves

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Faramir I 18/Oct/2006 at 04:02 PM
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Elves are a very interesting race. I think they are the most complex race in all of middle earth. Their language is very special. It is hard to learn, and only few other than elves know it. They speak it with ease in front of others, who have know idea what they are saying. I think the elves have the greatest language in all of middle earth.

Do you agree or disagree, reply to this topic.

Cigfa 18/Oct/2006 at 04:12 PM
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Well, I’d disagree...Black Speech is more interesting. Though, it may sound harsh, it *is* related to Quenya and Valinorean (which also sounded harsh to elven ears)

Besides, Black Speech is the only language Tolkien told us about for the evil side, but never fully elaborated on it.

Aelindis 18/Oct/2006 at 04:29 PM
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Faramir I, it is quite obvious that during the Second and Third Age of ME many men knew and spoke Sindarin.
BTW, what is the idea of this thread? Is this a survey? Are we supposed to post answers like "yes, I agree" / "no, I don’t agree", or what ?
Ariwen 19/Oct/2006 at 03:10 AM
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It’s true that the Elven language is very interesting and it’s beautiful to speak and to hear it. But ME has many languages that are special and beautiful in their own unique way, for example the language of Rohan and the language of the Dwarves. It’s just that Tolkien, when he created ME and its cultures, gave extra attention to the Elves and their speech. I don’t think we should forget and respect all the other aspects of ME when it comes to language and speech.
Stiffler Vaneyar 19/Oct/2006 at 06:57 AM
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Ariwen- Welcome to the plaza! I completely agree with you. There was another thread like this only with "What’s your favorite kngdom" and I must say once again, they are all my favorites, not just one. Though I can get to know Sindarin and Quenyan more because they have been more fully developed than others. Without all of the languages, though, ME would not be what it is today (or...whenever for that matter)
Ariwen 19/Oct/2006 at 10:27 AM
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Thank you, nice to be here And I totally agree with you as well When it comes to questions like: "Whats your favourite kingdom", wel...I think that everyone feels some sort of affinity for a certain kingdom, but again: they’re all just great Everytime I read Tolkien, I’m thrilled again by how he created every aspect of ME en how various and enormous it all is. We should all keep that in mind
Arvellas 20/Oct/2006 at 07:54 PM
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Faramir I and Ariwen-Welcome to the Plaza and to the Lore Fora, and to Ariwen, welcome also to Imladris!

I do find the Elves very interesting, and their languages are great; I was in the process of studying Sindarin, but then school started and my Spanish lessons got in the way!  And the Elves are not the only ones who speak Elven languages; the Men of Numenor did too, quite frequently.

linger_you 20/Oct/2006 at 11:09 PM
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Yes, I think it is very hard to learn, but I still want to learn it!
Stiffler Vaneyar 20/Oct/2006 at 11:14 PM
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linger_you, welcome to the Plaza! You can learn it, right here on the Plaza. There are many places where you can go to learn the languages of the elves. However, as you stated, it is very dificult indeed to speak it. You must put a lot of time into it, and practice it. If you practice for a week and then leave for a month, chances are you will forget everything that you learned during that week.

So have fun, learn the languages, ask questions...but if you really do want to learn them, be warned it is sometimes pretty dificult.

king elessar 88 25/Oct/2006 at 07:43 AM
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welcome to the plaza Linger_you. I have been learning elvish too and it is very hard to learn-escpesialy the prononciation.Once i was learn it every day but then we went on holiday. once i got back i had forgot everything and i tryed to start over. This languege is harder than learning french or spanish!There are also lots of  other websites that you could learn elvish on. I will list one.

<Language Mod edit>: Edited for excessive spacing and a comment that Arwen-Undómiel’s Elvish section is not useful or accurate.

Wish you luck on this site!

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