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Featherchild in Elvish

Elthir
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Dec 30 2012, 6:37pm


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I might be able to write 'featherchild in Elvish'... well actually I can and just did write that, twice now... but the matter of Neo-elvish is a complicated issue too.

Sorry to disappoint, but I agree with the following linked article 'Elvish as She Is Spoke'

http://www.elvish.org/articles/


Constructing names or 'simple enough' phrases (idiomatic expressions aside) might be 'arguable' Quenya or Sindarin, but technically I think anything not attested by JRRT himself is Neo-elvish (I doubt everyone agrees with that). I mean if Tolkien wrote ennyn Durin 'Doors of Durin' (and Durin isn't even Sindarin), and you wanted to say ennyn Nargothrond 'Doors of Nargothrond' I'm sure people would call me pedantic if I insisted that that was Neo-sindarin.

So call me pedantic Wink

But the usual request goes beyond something as simple as that, which someone else will probably argue is simply 'Sindarin'... if arguably correct. I try a Neo-name once in a while.

And if you wanted 'Doors of Nargothrond' translated as part of your poem, which I'm guessing you did (in consideration of the odds): you're welcome. If I haven't forgotten something and rendered even that wrong!


Also my apologies for the silliness! especially in case a Neo-sindarin expert is lurking.


(This post was edited by Elthir on Dec 30 2012, 6:41pm)

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Elvish Featherchild3 Send a private message to Featherchild3 Dec 29 2012, 2:27am
    I may not be the best person to answer this - geordie Send a private message to geordie Dec 29 2012, 11:56pm
    Geordie is right Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Dec 30 2012, 8:59am
        Featherchild in Elvish Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 30 2012, 6:37pm

 
 
 

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