How do i learn how to speak elven?

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Dor-lómin 20/Dec/2006 at 06:55 AM
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I was just wandering how the hell do people learn how to speak elven

I would like to learn myself

Magradhaid 20/Dec/2006 at 08:01 AM
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By ’speak’, do you mean ’pronounce’, ’understand and be able to read’, ’be able to write/translate’, or ’be able to fluently communicate in both speech and writing’? Sorry for the semantics; I think I could give a better answer if I understood which you meant.
Dor-lómin 20/Dec/2006 at 04:12 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Tyrhael on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
By ’speak’, do you mean ’pronounce’, ’understand and be able to read’, ’be able to write/translate’, or ’be able to fluently communicate in both speech and writing’? Sorry for the semantics; I think I could give a better answer if I understood which you meant.
I mean undersand and speak, i guess writing it to comes with the package lol
Magradhaid 20/Dec/2006 at 04:56 PM
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There are Quenya and Sindarin courses at Thorsten Renk’s site Parma Tyelpelassiva, and an alternate Quenya course at Helge Fauskanger’s site Ardalambion. You can read a bit about learning Elvish here also.

Dor-lómin 21/Dec/2006 at 12:01 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Tyrhael on Wednesday, December 20, 2006

There are Quenya and Sindarin courses at Thorsten Renk’s site Parma Tyelpelassiva, and an alternate Quenya course at Helge Fauskanger’s site Ardalambion. You can read a bit about learning Elvish here also.


Thnx
Galin 21/Dec/2006 at 07:36 AM
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Mr. Carl Hostetter’s article Elvish as She Is Spoke is also (now) available at E.L.F.
Magradhaid 21/Dec/2006 at 10:21 AM
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Yes, I posted that in "Elvish News", though I probably should have made it more prominent.
Miriath 21/Dec/2006 at 02:52 PM
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Ok, this is really a stretch - but I swear that somewhere I saw a book called, "Elvish For Dummies" or something of the like. I’m not sure if that’s the exact title, but I saw a book that had the basic point. I don’t know if it’s just something that’s only avaliable here in New Zealand (I saw it at a Matamata bookseller’s) so not entirely sure or if it’s even real.
Magradhaid 21/Dec/2006 at 04:13 PM
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I’m not aware of any good published books for teaching Elvish; there are things like An Introduction to Elvish (Jim Allan), and The Languages Of Middle-earth (Ruth S. Noel), but they are very, very outdated.
outtafitz836 28/Dec/2006 at 07:13 PM
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If you really want to learn elvish, i can recommend two websites. Ardalambion is a good site to learn from, but I am almost positive that it will only teach you Quenyan. THis is used mainly as a ceremonial language and spoken by the higher elves, but not necessarily harder to learn.

I could also send you to www.councilofelrond.com, where i am a member. If you join the site *free of charge* you can have access to language lessons for Sindarin and Quenyan, including lesson books and help from members who already speak elvish.

Both are great sites, and good luck learning elvish!!!

Magradhaid 28/Dec/2006 at 07:30 PM
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CoE is good, but some of the language workbooks are outdated (Sindarin in particular, with regard to the pronouns and the past tense).