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Magradhaid 17/Dec/2006 at 12:04 AM
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Letís have some fun with Tolkienís invented languages!

Thereís a great website HERE that helps you easily create
word searches, criss-cross puzzles, cryptograms, and other games.
You can also post riddles, tengwar transcriptions... whatever fun activities you can think of!

How It Works:

~ Anyone can post a game in this thread ~ include instructions if necessary ~
~ Games and activities must be related to Tolkienís languages ~ please state which language youíre using ~
~ One game at a time ~ wait until the third day after a game has been posted before posting a new one ~
~ Players answer here, whited out ~ the gameís creator will let people know it theyíre right ~
~ Tribute will be given to participants ~
~ If you need an image uploaded, email it to
~ If you use the aforementioned site to make a puzzle, please post with it "
Created with Puzzlemaker on DiscoverySchool.com" ~

WORD SEARCHES:  If you are posting a Word Search you can list the words that are hidden and have players give the row and column where each starting letter is found. Or you can give a category and have players list all the words they find, whited out.

ACCENTS: Most of these games donít allow accents to be used. Do not double or triple vowels to show accents (do not use duur to represent dŻr, write it simply as dur).

Magradhaid 17/Dec/2006 at 12:27 AM
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Ok, here’s a word search, with a hidden message! There are 37 words, all names. Now, I’m not going to give you the words to find - I’m going to give you the language and their meaning! Hints will be given if needed.

Here are the names, 37 of them, in no particular order:
S. ’Biting-Storm’
S. ’Spirit of Fire’
S. name of Sauron
N. ’dread glance’ (dragon)
Silvan adapted into S. ’lady of the white cave’
S. "jaws of thirst"
S. ’scion of kings’
S. ’greymantle’
S. ’demon of might’
S. ’silver-tall’
S. ’land of the fence’
S. ’kingly valour’
S. ’mortal maid’
S. ’one who remains firm in his purpose’
Ilk. ’Reed-lake’
Ilk. ’River under veil [of leaves?]’
S. ’Daughter of Twilight’
S. "Woman of Secret Shadow"
S. ’Star of Radiance"
S. ’Hanging Flame
S. ’Dread Helm’
S. "Deep Dale of the Cleft"
S. "Hither Shore"
S. "Blood-stained"
S. "the Wronged"
S. "the Black Chasm"
S. "Fortress of the Stars"
S. "Roaring Spray"
S. "Loudwater"
Q. "Fruit-giver"
S. "old-new"
N. "strength-vigour"
N. "heart-vigour", courage
N. "harp-player"
N. "Elfsheen"
S. "Silver-fist"
S. "Goldilocks"

S. stands for Sindarin, N. for Noldorin, Q. for Quenya, and Ilk. for Ilkorin. The hidden word phrase revealed after all the words have been found goes as such: _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ / _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . Good luck!

Red Saelind 29/Dec/2006 at 07:16 AM
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Just an observation: This game seems rather difficult, Tyrhael. I think I have thirty-five of the 37 names, but the leftovers are very strange. Is the quotation we are looking for taken from one of the books? In Sindarin orÖ?
Magradhaid 29/Dec/2006 at 10:49 AM
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Red Saelind: Yes, I later thought I should have started with something like Tengwar transcriptions. However, I’m glad that someone decided to take the challenge! If you tell me which two names youíre having trouble with, I can certainly give hints; many came from obscure sources. As for the phrase, it is a Noldorin phrase dating from the 1930s, and is connected with the Hobbit. You might not know it if you donít have J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, though it appears online in several places.
Red Saelind 29/Dec/2006 at 06:46 PM
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Oh Tyrhael, that was a give-away. LHEBEN TEIL BRANN I-ANNON AR NELEDH NELEDI GAR GODREBH [ďFive feet high the gate, and three by three they go through together.Ē] I hope you donít mind, but I am e-mailing you the names I found, and the experience was quite intriguing. The words I was unable to find were S. íscion of kingsí and S. "old-new". Iíd appreciate a reference. Thank you for all your work!

Magradhaid 29/Dec/2006 at 09:05 PM
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Yes, you have the phrase!  As for "Scion of Kings", that was Gil-galadís given name, Ereinion, as given in the Silmarillion Index. As for "Old-new", it is the literal meaning of Tom Bombadilís name Iarwain, as Tolkien said "Iarwain = old-young, presumably as far as anybody remembered, he had always looked much the same, old but very vigorous." (RC:128)" cf. Elfling #32865. I probably should have said "old-young", but must have slipped and said "old-new" since the latter element in his name, gwain, means "new". Bertrand Bellet suggested this meaning in Lambengolmor #642, and Tchitrec in Elfling #21421, and David Kiltz in Elfling #396, all before the publication of the note on "old-young". So I had gotten used to saying "old-new", and thatís probably why I slipped up. Anyway, excellent job! I am delighted that you found "the experience [...] intriguing". Did you get my email from my profile? The Yahoo one is the one I check regularly.
Lori 01/Jan/2007 at 09:03 AM
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Meh, I even printed out the puzzle to make it easier for me to find words. But I’m such a lazy bum so I used my online sources *huggles google* I didn’t find several words but with the help of search engine I ended up with this *Lheben teil brann i annon ar neledh neledhi gar godrebh - Five feet high the gate and three by three they go through together*
I’m in no way expert in languages, but it was fun