Yesterday! All our anxieties and anticipations started to rise suddenly with the release of the tease trailer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Right now it’s just a 1-day old tease trailer, but due to its inherent viral qualities, you may have already watched 859 times. So, here’s one more for your count (because we know travelling to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth it’s never enough). We want to live there!
Mirkwood, spiders, Dol Guldur, Radagast again….
Share with us: What makes you drool about this coming movie?
This is the end, my final friend, the end. Ainulindalë Quenyanna is officially finished. I took some prolonged vacations (too much time to be honest) of this project of mine, but now, here it is….THE end.
I thank everyone who is with me since its beginning, who is enjoying the ride and who liked the images, the text, the audio, it’s all there for you!
I’m happy and sad now. It’s fantastic to end such a complex project. It was tough and tiring sometimes. We all know how modern life sucks in any time we might have. I’m happy to have this mission accomplished (I didn’t know when I started if I could make it till the end) but it’s sad to know that this baby is never gonna be nurtured anymore. It’s already grown up! It’s gone! (Yes, my brain is weird sometimes….to quote Almárë at her Tumblr)
So, stay tuned at Ainulindalë section as there are a couple of paragraphs still to be written down and their audio to be released.
…and here is the final page of Ainulindalë Quenyanna…
I’m sick. Fever, muscles, headache, I got the whole package. I slept most of the time tonight. Unfortunately, please forgive me, but there won’t be the planned post for today, just this announcement.
Also, if there’s any problem with the Fast Line requests waiting to be answered right now (for instance, if they are answered after the 101-hour delivery time guaranteed) the person will be compensated with 2 extra free Fast Line requests. My plan is to keep Fast Line working just fine, but as I’m not okay, there’s the chance of that happening. To avoid future complaints and to respect the commitment of Quenya101 Fast Line, I present this compensatory measures if the sickness persist.
The whole site is paused for a while until I get better. Hopefully, it will be soon. Stay tuned and once again….sorry.
SOooo, this is not a stupid April Fool’s prank. I hate those kind of things!
That might be the first thing you’re gonna think if you’re not seeing the text below correctly. If all you get is a weird code like: “5~CÁ 5#£ 1~V7E `C6 ” then you just need to get the font called Tengwar Annatar and you’ll do just fine! You’ll be able to enjoy this historical post! For the very first time, to change all the future for everyone who loves Quenya.
I present to you…….QUENYA, as it should be written! Just READ:
5~CÁ 5#£ 1~V7E `C6 5#£ `C5nE- iG5# `B t%5$Ì zF1;E6 aF2$`Cj iT5^t$ hÍE 1~VaT5$ 5$6 1T`V,F t#.DhÍE zF5#Ì5 5~C 1~VaT5#\ hÍY yE5%t# 1Rx#w#7EÎ 1Rx#6ˆ
5#£ zF4#j$`C- 5#£ `B 5#1 `Bj$´ 1YjaT`V2%j%° ›`C6 zF5#Ì2%j%°› t$65$6= `B 1T`V 1RaT`V5 1Rx#6 5#1|F,F- j~C `Vt#:= j~C eG4#j$= `V6 zF5#Ì `CrlYaE 1T`V7EÎ,F=====1Fx#7F,FÁ
What is relevant about his text? This is NOT an image! This is TEXT! That’s Quenya as it should be written, with its own alphabet. With this new Quenya101 feature, we give Quenya the status it deserves! Alongside other languages with different alphabets (Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese and so on), now Quenya can be written using Tengwar. WRITTEN! Not just images pasted here and there!
Or should I say….
Well, for polite reasons, let’s share here the translation of the text as well as its Quenya equivalent written in that very ugly ugly alphabet we call Roman! Here it is:
Ná! Nas téra ar nas anwa. Sina i minyë quettar cendëal sinomë ya técinë ner tiessë mauya Quenyan ná técina: yo vanima tengwandarya Tengwar.
Nas quentalëa. Nas i nat ilyë Tolciendilli (ar Quenyandilli) merner, i tië tecien Tengwar natsessë. Lá emma, lá fintalë, er Quenya ampoica tieryassë…Tengwaressë!
And now English (at last!):
`C2# alYjR zF5#Ì5Á
Yes! It’s right and it’s real. This is the first words you are reading here that were written the way Quenya should be written: with its beautiful alphabet Tengwar.
It’s historical. It’s the thing all lovers of Tolkien (and lovers of Quenya) desired, the way to write Tengwar in the Internet. No picture, no trick, only Quenya in its purest way…in Tengwar!
Aiya! Essenya Almárë ná ar nanyë vinya quén i tecë sís.
Hello, my name is Almáre and I’m a new writer here. I’ve not done any posts thus far, but I’ve got a couple in the works, including a translation of Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion and one of Nightwish’s Ghost Love Score.
I began studying Quenya only last December, though I had been meaning to for a number of years – I think I downloaded the Ardalambion course all the way back in 2006 but never got around to it! Oh that I had! Still, over the last three months the study of Quenya has all but taken over my life. I love it! It started because I bought I print of Jenny Dolfen’s amazing painting of The Oath of Fëanor and I decided it would be cool to frame it with a Quenya translation of the oath (as found in Morgoth’s Ring) written in tengwar (I still haven’t done this, but I have the oath on my wall next to the painting!).
About me… let’s see.. I’m 23 years old and live in Tasmania, Australia… (that’s the little vaguely triangular island in the south east). I have a bachelors degree in physics and I am currently doing my honours in optical astronomy (nauvan meneldil!). I’m also an avid horse rider (nanyë roquen), study medieval European martial arts (polinyë turë macil) and do archery (ar quinga). I’m only fluent in English but I know a bit of French and Japanese.
I cannot remember when I first read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, but I first read The Silmarillion when I was twelve and that’s when my love affair with Arda began. Fëanáro was my favourite character then and that hasn’t changed (I used to use the screen name daughteroffeanor, judge that how you will). Hence, in-world I’d would be Noldo and would have been sworn to the Fëanorians, and post-Losgar probably Maitimo.
I can be found on twitter @almarexx or on tumblr almare.tumblr.com, or via email email@example.com and if you’ve any questions (about Quenya or physics!), requests or want someone to proof read something you’ve written please don’t hesitate to ask!
IC10 Galaxy a.k.a. Galaxy of Almárë
Olá pessoas do Brasil!
Dia do Fã 2013
Este fim de semana, no sábado (dia 23/03), haverá, em São Paulo, um evento chamado Dia do Fã. Este evento reúne diversos fã-clubes de fantasia e ficção, incluindo aí o Conselho Branco – Sociedade Tolkien, representado pela Toca-SP, do qual faço parte. Ficarei provavelmente a maior parte do dia no estande do grupo, fazendo e vendendo marca-páginas customizados em Quenya. Em eventos passados, fiz apenas com nomes traduzidos, já este ano, devo fazê-los também com frases traduzidas na hora (ou, caso já existam aqui no site, copiadas). O estande também terá exposição de livros do Tolkien, venda de artesanatos de membros do grupo e bate-papo Tolkiendilli.
Já no evento em si, devem fazer parte fã-clubes de Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who e Harry Potter, entre outros, além de alguns escritores, com estandes, palestras e coisas do tipo. A programação completa está na página do evento no Facebook.
O evento acontecerá das 9h da manhã até as 17h, na Faculdade Sumaré, na Rua Capote Valente, 1121, perto da estação Sumaré do metrô (linha 2 – verde). A entrada é franca, mas os organizadores pedem, pra quem puder, doar 1kg de alimento não-perecível que será doado para alguma entidade de caridade.
Quem nos acompanhar e for de São Paulo, passe no estande e venha dar um oi, comprar um marca-página, me xingar por não ter gostado do Hobbit ou algo do tipo! Caso haja um número significativo de leitores, farei um post com fotos de vocês!