Quenya101 New elvish year’s Lembas XII

elvish treeA new year has begun recently according to the Reckoning of Imladris (i.e. elvish calendar). We’re on XIV 143 the second to last year of this yén! Wow! Not sure of what that means? Take a seat, have a nice read here while you enjoy the very last updates from Quenya101 down below:


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New names









New famous quotes


Ed Sheeran – I See Fire

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

Gandalf @ An Unexpected Journey “…that keep the darkness at bay…small acts of kindness, and love.”

Rush – The Garden “The measure of life is a measure of love and respect,…”

Rush – The Garden “…so hard to earn so easily burned.”

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

Solomon, Agur or Lemuel @ Proverbs 28:1 (King James Version)

Rush – The Garden “In the fullness of time, a garden to nurture and protect.”

Luwin @ A Clash Of Kings

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings “With beating hearts and heads held up high.”

New sentences

Always in my heart.

Big dark love.

Love is a verb, fearless on my breath.

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.

Life is a beautiful lie but death is a painful truth.

You are strong.

Bass clarinet.


Karma is a bitch.

Vána, queen of flowers, our garden behold.

I have stood for thousands of years and have not faltered; the day I met you, my legs shook.


How we remember changes how we have lived. Time run both ways.

We make stories of our lives.

My heart is like a moon. It also has a dark side.

You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.

Only God can judge me.


Nuevas frases

Solo un momento de valor, solo una llama de calor triunfar caer.

New elvish dates

June, 13th, 2005


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Thank you all and see you soon in the next meal!



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The One that has it all & The One that praises the Lord

Aiya! It’s me again and I’m here to talk about some friends and their amazing tattoos. As you could guess from the post title, I’m talking about two people. I promise that my double posts will end soon!

First, let me talk about Judith ‘Mithrellas’ Arantes. She’s a good friend of mine and, a while ago, she asked me to translate Psalm 150 into Quenya:

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

We worked together to find some the perfect translation, with two different translations, finally going for the following:

Á lávë ilyë súliva eälar laitar i Héru

Literally, this means Let every spirit-possessing being praise the Lord. One interesting thing I found while working this translation is the intimate relation between breath and spirit in Quenya. Quoting the Quettaparma:

BREATH (noun) hwesta (breeze, puff of air), foa (puff of breath), súlë (Þ) (spirit) (earlier [MET] form thúlë = Þúlë)

As usual, check out the Tengwar version:

Á lávë ilyë súliva eälar laitar i Héru

But this was not a simple tattoo! It has a full work of art into it! Check it out, together with a photo of Mithy cosplaying as Tauriel:

Now let’s go for the second part of the post.

I promised in my last post that you would hear more of Franz ‘Maglor’ Brehme. Well, Maglor not only tattooed the famous Not all those who wander are lost verse, but MANY other nerd culture references! Batman, Star Wars, Wheel of Time, Tolkien: you name it, he has it somewhere on his body! And Maglor is also a tattoo artist, so you can guess how tattoos are special to him.

So, let’s finish with some photos of him. Don’t get scared by the “bad boy” looks, he’s a very nice person!

That’s all for today, folks!



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Campus Party 2015 & Nazgulcon 2014

This post is both in English and Portuguese. Este post está tanto em inglês quanto em português. Let’s talk English now.



First of all, I would like to apologize for our readers as I have not posted in a looong while. You know, life’s a bitch sometimes. I have been working really hard for university and my last vacations were filled with more work for my undergraduate research. So I had to stop doing something I love: writing here. But I have not stopped working with Quenya! In fact, I have done a LOT.

I have participated in two events as a lecturer: first, in Nazgûlcon 2014 and then in the 8th Campus Party Brazil. This post will discuss my part in both events and I will also share some of my work with you. Unfortunately for our English readers, the material is only in Portuguese. But don’t stop reading yet!

Let’s begin talking about Nazgûlcon. This Tolkiendili event was hosted by Círculo Nazgûl, a group of really rich guys, I mean, a group of really nice guys that are dedicated to collecting Tolkien-related objects, such as sword replicas, action figures and rare book editions. They have some outstanding pieces of art and I will share some photos at the end of the post.

I was invited by my friend Franz ‘Maglor’ Brehme (and soon you will see more of him here!) to participate in the event, and we decided that I could talk about the evolution of the writing systems in Arda. In a sense, this is a complement to my Hobbitcon 2013 lecture, where I talked about the evolution of the languages. And, by the end of the lecture, I presented what soon will become my masterpiece: I started developing a mathematical notation using Tengwar and Sarati. This is, of course, not the first time I do something like this, but this time it was special: I wrote the Einstein Field Equations of General Relativity in a full Tengwar notation. These are really special equations, for both physics as a whole and also to myself, as part of my undergrad research is a standard application of these equations, but let’s not get too much off-topic. I will soon do a full post presenting this work!

As always, I will post both the slides and a complementary reading for the lecture. Hop for the end of the post for them!

Now, let’s talk about Campus Party. This is a really HUGE event that happens in a few parts of the world, including São Paulo, dedicated to internet culture, powerful computers, start-ups, robot fighting and nerd culture in general. There are many high quality lectures during the event. This year, for example, there astrophotography lectures, talks by some high-profile guys from PayPal, together with astronauts, digital security specialists and programmers. All this with a crazy fast 50Gbps internet available to everyone inside.

By the end of the last year, I was approached by some people representing a really big language school here in Brazil, Wizard. They were organizing a huge marketing work for the event and they decided they wanted someone to teach Quenya in the event. Guess who they found? Yeah, me. I was supposed to give a small class, for 16 people, three times a day during four of the five days of the event, complete with handout and a certificate of conclusion. But then things got crazy. And I mean it.

The first day of the event was only for “setting camp up”, as people really camp there. And thus people heard about the Quenya workshop, and lots of people got really excited and, very soon, most of the available seats for all classes were already taken. I certainly wasn’t expecting that it would be such a huge success! As I was going to the event on the following day, I got a call on my phone saying that one of the stages would be available for my class. Twice. For 200 people. With a live transmission over the internet. Talking about crazy, huh?

And so, after lots of coffee and little sleep, I gave a 2-hour lecture for almost 200 people (plus people watching over the internet!)  about our beloved Quenya. This lecture is available online, for free, and by the end of the post, I shall give you guys the links.

Both events were fantastic, I met a lot of people and had a great time. By the end of the post, I will add some pictures of both events, together with my slides and handouts. Once again, all texts are in Portuguese, sorry…

Agora, em português!

Primeiramente, gostaria de pedir desculpas a nossos leitores, pois não tive tempo de postar nada durante muuuuito tempo. Sabem como é, as vezes a vida fica foda. Eu ando estudando pra caramba pra faculdade e as minhas últimas férias foram totalmente dedicadas para meus trabalhos de iniciação científica. Por causa disso, tive que parar de fazer algo que amo: escrever aqui. Mas isso não significa que eu parei totalmente de trabalhar com Quenya. De fato, eu fiz MUITA coisa nesse meio tempo!

Eu participei como palestrante em dois eventos: primeiro, na Nazgûlcon 2014 e depois na 8ª Campus Party Brasil. Neste post, vou falar sobre minha parte em ambos os eventos e compartilhar um pouco do meu trabalho com vocês. Se você está me acompanhando, você tem sorte: todo o material está em português!

Vamos começar falando da Nazgûlcon. Este evento Tolkiendili foi organizado pelo Círculo Nazgûl, um grupo de gente muito rica, digo, de gente muito legal, dedicado a colecionar objetos relacionados a Tolkien, como por exemplo réplicas de armas, action figures e edições raras dos livros. O pessoal tem algumas peças maravilhosas, e ao final do post vou mostrar algumas fotos pra vocês.

Fui convidado pelo meu amigo Franz ‘Maglor’ Brehme (e logo logo vocês vão ver mais dele por aqui!) pra participar no evento, e decidimos que eu poderia falar da evolução dos sistemas de escrita em Arda. Esta palestra pode ser vista como um complemento para a minha palestra na Hobbitcon 2013, onde eu falei um pouco sobre a evolução das línguas dentro da obra. Ao final da palestra, eu apresentei a minha obra-prima:  Comecei a desenvolver uma notação matemática com Tengwar e Sarati. Esta não é, claro, a primeira vez que faço isso, mas desta vez foi especial: escrevi as Equações de Campo de Einstein da Relatividade Geral totalmente em Tengwar. Estas equações são muito especais, tanto na física como um todo quanto para mim, já que parte da minha iniciação científica é uma aplicação imediata destas equações, mas não vamos sair muito do tópico aqui. Logo já vou fazer um post completo apresentando este trabalho!

Como de costume, eu compartilharei tanto os slides quanto a leitura complementar desta palestra. Vá para o final do post para vê-los!

Agora, vamos falar um pouco sobre a Campus Party. Este é um evento GIGANTE, que ocorre em algumas partes do mundo, incluindo, aí, São Paulo, dedicado a cultura de internet, computadores poderosíssimos, start-ups, lutas de robôs e cultura nerd em geral. No evento, ocorrem palestras de muita alta qualidade. Por exemplo, este ano tivemos palestras de astrofotografia, de alguns caras de alto nível do Paypal, além de astronautas, especialistas em segurança digital e programadores. Tudo isso junto com uma internet ridiculamente rápida, 50Gbps, disponível para todos dentro do evento.

Ao final do ano passado, um pessoal representando uma escola de idiomas gigantesca daqui do Brasil, a Wizard, entrou em contato comigo. Eles estavam organizando uma ação de marketing gigantesca para o evento e queriam alguém para ensinar Quenya no evento. Adivinha quem eles encontraram? Isso mesmo, eu. Eu deveria dar uma aula pequena, para 16 pessoas, três vezes por dia, durante quatro dos cinco dias do evento, completa com uma apostila e certificado de participação. Mas foi aí que as coisas ficaram loucas. De verdade.

O primeiro dia do evento era dedicado a “armar barraca”, já que pessoas realmente acampam por lá. Foi assim as pessoas ouviram sobre o workshop de Quenya e ficaram muito animadas com isso e, bem rápido, quase todos os lugares disponíveis em todas as aulas estavam ocupados. Eu com certeza não esperava que teria tanto sucesso assim! Enquanto eu ia pro evento no dia seguinte, recebi uma ligação no meu celular dizendo que conseguiram um dos palcos para minha aula. Duas vezes. Pra 200 pessoas. Com transmissão ao vivo pela internet. Falei que as coisas estavam loucas…

E então, depois de muito café e pouco tempo de sono, eu dei uma palestra de 2 horas pra quase 200 pessoas (mais todo mundo que viu pela internet!) sobre o nosso amado Quenya. Essa palestra está disponível, de graça, na internet e, no final do post, vou dar os links pra vocês.

Ambos os eventos foram fantásticos, conheci muita gente bacana e me diverti muito. E agora, deixa eu compartilhar pra vocês os vídeos, slides e apostilas! Novamente, os textos estão apenas em português.

Nazgûlcon 2014: slide, texto.

Campus Party 8: slide (5 fev), slide (7 fev), apostilavídeo – 05/02 (2h), vídeo – 07/02 (1h).

And now, some photos! E agora, algumas fotos.




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Year 5 begins!

The very FIRST image of Quenya101

The very FIRST image of Quenya101

It began in a February, 3rd…just like this one here, but it was in a different world, in a different life, many things are left behind there and they are never coming back.

It began with a Welcome! post with no pretension at all. Actually, I had no idea what to do, what to write, how I would build this place wherein I would deposit everything that I love about this language.

It began with my words. My keyboard and words. Love was the fuel and in time, things started to grow, to develop, like an embryo.

Year 2

Year 2

One section here, another page there, let’s help people with this, now with that…and here I am, 4 years later with 1 million and a half faithful elves joining the multitude of devoted Tolkien fans.

Now, Quenya101 has 360 posts, 400+ famous quotes translated, 500 names etymologically composed, 3,000+ words translated in Quenya, 6,000+ comments and thousands (I really can say that) thousands of hours of my FREE time dedicated to Quenya101 Language Institute site.

Year 3

Year 3



Because of YOU!

I’m here because of you. You are the ones who want it. You are the ones like myself who urge to learn, to understand, to have that written, pronounced, translated and explained in Quenya.

You want it, you got it!

Forgive me if I cannot deliver the amount you want and deserve. Millions of you are too many for one of me.

Year 4

Year 4

But I am here and I’m gonna try my best. Be sure of that.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for being there at the other side of the screen.



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Quenya101 Glamorous Lembas XI

Glitter Lembas

Glitter Lembas! Now you’ll never want to eat regular sloppy Lembas wherein there’s no glitter, no glamour, no shiny sprites coming out at the toilet…

Errr…..well, nevermind that… let’s cut to the chase and check the most recent hall of glamorous updates from Quenya101:


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New names








Gerard (son of) Richard







New famous quotes

Legolas @ The Lord of the Rings

Aragorn @ The Return of the King

Katholische Academische Verbindung Lovania Leuven’s motto

Led Zeppelin – Ramble On “But Gollum, and the evil one, crept up and slipped away with her.”

Gandalf @ An Unexpected Journey

Thorin Oakenshield @ The Hobbit “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,…”

Thorin Oakenshield @ The Hobbit “…it would be a merrier world.”

Aibileen Clark @ The Help

Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit

New sentences

As the eagles fly.

Our future begins now.


A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.

Live fast, time won’t last.



Nuevas frases

Bajo el cielo, está un hombre sobre las olas del tormento…

Su más grande fuerza, su más grande flaqueza.

New elvish dates

August, 25th, 2014

January, 3rd, 2011

December, 29th, 1981


Request anything you want in the appropriate pages and they’ll all be gladly answered to you. If you don’t wanna wait a long time in line, please consider quicker options like…

Thank you all and see you soon in the next meal!



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Quenya101 Chubby Lembas X


So much food to eat, so little stomach! Take your time, chew as long as you need but don’t miss all the good stuff here in Quenya101 lately. And there is so MUCH. Here they are:


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New names













New famous quotes

MacManus Brothers @ The Boondock Saints

MacManus Brothers @ The Boondock Saints

Metallica - Blackened

Metallica – Blackened

Within Temptation - Covered By Roses

Within Temptation – Covered By Roses

Smaug @ The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug @ The Desolation Of Smaug

Frodo Baggins @ The Fellowship Of The Ring

Frodo Baggins @ The Fellowship Of The Ring

Galadriel @ The Fellowship Of The Ring "May it be a light  for you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

Galadriel @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”

Shinedown - Miracle

Shinedown – Miracle

Gandalf @ The Fellowship Of The Ring "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

Gandalf @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings "Not all those who wander are lost."

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Lord Of The Rings “Not all those who wander are lost.”

New sentences

We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails.


There is no happiness equal to the joy of finding someone who understands.



The lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

We do not choose love. It claims each man as it will, and grips until there’s nothing left.

The past is seldom as we would have it. The future yet to be known.

Embrace the present and strike all else from concern.

Middle Earth.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

I will either find a way or make a way.

Nueva frase

Para no perder tus recuerdos, guárdalos en tu corazón.

Para no perder tus recuerdos, guárdalos en tu corazón.


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Thank you all and see you soon in the next meal!



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