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Middle-Earth Languages: Elvish Languages, Languages Constructed J. R. R. Tolkien, Black Speech, Ad Naic, Quenya, Sindarin, Westron by Source Wikipedia

Middle-Earth Languages: Elvish Languages, Languages Constructed

J. R. R. Tolkien, Black Speech, Ad Naic, Quenya, Sindarin, Westron by Source Wikipedia

Published September 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781156533369
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30 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Elvish languages, Languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien, Black Speech, Ad naic, Quenya, Sindarin,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Elvish languages, Languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien, Black Speech, Ad naic, Quenya, Sindarin, Westron, Goldogrin, Entish, Khuzdul, Primitive Quendian, Common Eldarin, Rohirric, Ilkorin, Telerin, Taliska, Orom an. Excerpt: Quenya (pronounced ) is a fictional language devised by J. R. R. Tolkien, and used in his Secondary world, often called Middle-earth. Quenya is one of the many Elvish languages spoken by the immortal Elves, called Quendi in Quenya. The tongue actually called Quenya was in origin the speech of two clans of Elves living in Eldamar (Elvenhome), the Noldor and the Vanyar. Quenya translates as simply language, or in contrast to other tongues that the Elves met later in their long history elf-language. In the Third Age, (the time of the setting of The Lord of the Rings) Quenya was no longer a living language for the Noldor of Middle-earth. Exilic Quenya was learned at an early age by all Elves of Noldorin origin, and it continued to be used in spoken and written form, but their mother-tongue was another Elven-tongue, Sindarin. For Tolkiens constructed languages we must distinguish two timelines of development: The young Tolkien in 1911, aged 19J. R. R. Tolkien began to construct his first Elfin tongue c. 1910-1911 while he was at the King Edwards School, Birmingham. He later called it Qenya (c. 1915), and even later wrote it Quenya. Tolkien was then already familiar with Latin, Greek, Spanish, and several ancient Germanic languages, Gothic, Old Norse and Old English. He had invented several crypotographic codes (one called Animalic), and two or three constructed languages (as Naffarin). But then he discovered Finnish, and was filled with joy. Tolkien wrote, many years later: It was like discovering a complete wine-cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavour never ...