Boa noite! Este post é dedicado à nossos amigos falantes de português! Hoje, mostrarei a continuação de um projeto muito antigo que acabei abandonando por um bom tempo, mas que finalmente emerge das profundezas do meu computador! Há pouco tempo atrás, um amigo me perguntou se eu podia preparar algo básico para dar uma aula introdutória básica de Quenya para os membros da Toca São Paulo, parte integrante do Conselho Branco Sociedade Tolkien. Lembrei que, lá pra 2011, eu tinha começado um material básico exatamente pra isso. Resolvi aperfeiçoa-lo e divulgá-lo aqui (e para os membros da Toca-SP), na forma de uma apostila introdutória que pretendo estender conforme possível. Um dos maiores problemas que os falantes de português enfrentam ao tentar aprender Quenya é a falta de material. Existe apenas um curso disponível em português, o Curso de Quenya do Helge Kåre Fauskanger.
Curso de Quenya do Helge
Mesmo sendo um material ótimo e altamente recomendado para os que se interessam pelo assunto, ele não é tão simples para um primeiro contato com o Quenya, pois trata de forma muito profunda e completa todos os temas apresentados. Escrevi esta apostila como uma alternativa inicial ao curso do Helge, introduzindo, de forma simples, o leitor a essa língua maravilhosa. O que disponibilizo hoje é apenas um rascunho e um início, abordando apenas a escrita, a pronúncia, o vocabulário e substantivos. Há alguns exercícios simples, com gabarito no fim da apostila, de maneira a reforçar conceitos apresentados. Com o tempo, espero aumentar os temas abordados, sempre disponibilizando aqui no Quenya101. Este material não é perfeito, podem haver falhas, tanto conceituais quanto de escrita. Por favor, me contatem sempre que encontrarem algo que não está bom e, também, com feedback, pedidos de temas que gostariam de ver abordados, sugestões, criticas e tudo o mais. Espero que o material, mesmo sendo básico, agrade e disperte uma curiosidade maior ao leitor pelo Quenya. Então, sem mais enrolação, aqui está: Apostila em pdf.
This is an eye opener. It’s not about elvish tattoos per se. You can check good(?) examples here. This post is about the nauseating feeling one who understands and reads Tengwar, gets when one lays eyes upon the misspelled misfortunes of others’ skins.
Sometimes people don’t get it. They think it’s quite ok getting Tengwar gibberish. “It doesn’t matter” they say. “The letters are beautiful and nobody’s gonna read them anyway” they say. But they are
It matters! There are people who’s gonna read them! Now you’re gonna read the tattoos below and understand how it feels when you can read awful elvish tattoos. BEHOLD:
Who is life?
Lord give me strenth
Because if you never don’t give up then you always won’t succeed.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but tradgedy well, it’s THERE!
I wonder if he really knows the band! Sabbaht is unheard of.
Too much sugar on your….kidneys? Girl, you gotta see a doctor quickly!
My next what? Seriously man, I’m curious now.
Prome being short for….?
Is that an aptitude test? “No dream is to big as apple is to _________”
Yes, definitely belive! Don’t bedie!
I foresee there WILL BE more crossing-outs.
What will you do redundantly? Uh-uh….nevermind.
An angel born in Gaurdia? Tell me more about heaven’s geography.
I wonder if you were not awsome, what kind of shitty tattoo you would get.
Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? A little too ironic!
How does it feel? Would you facepalm them or compliment their beautiful letters? That’s how we (the ones who know Quenya and/or Sindarin) feel when we see tattoos that don’t make sense. I mean, they tried and they felt short. They may look cool and awsome, but they’re not. And the moral of the story is: LEARN how to WRITE first, then get a TATTOO! Be it English, be it Japanese, be it Quenya! It’s golden rule for them all!
For the first time, we have a continent! North America (or should I say Formenya América) is complete! Canada, the big icy brother, was the missing map, but now it’s no more.
Canada map was very easy, unlike other maps already made here. Few provinces, most of their names were English based, a little bit of native languages, and the results were quick and easy to get.
One or two names may be debatable (Québec was a hard one for instance). I was very tempted to let the name of the country as Canata or something like that, but etymology spoke louder and I chose to follow what the word kanata has to offer.
Don’t forget to check the whole maps collection at Eldar Ambaressë page. Click the links below the countries flags and follow the elven path. Maybe you’ll be granted the sea road to Valinor!
Formenya América (North America)
Nai i cantëa nauva ólë!
In celebration of May, the 4th (be with you) Quenya101 proudly institutes the tradition of honoring such a prestigious saga, Star Wars. It’s also of my passions and it’s not that hard to make cool crossovers with it and Tolkien. It’s all interconnected, you know.
This day, I’ll bring you Vader! The one and only. The most iconic character of all, the one who captivated people’s attention and fear from the early minutes on. Below, check all the immortal quotes of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader a.k.a. Luke’s daddy!
Téravë, nalyë poldórëa, ve i Aran apacennë. (Indeed, you are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen)
Massë Pátemë? (Where’s Padmé?)
Navin úvoronwelya naica (I find your lack of faith disturbing)
Lá, nanyë atarelya (No, I am your father)
Ná, Herunya (Yes, My Master)
Nai i cantëa nauva ólë (May the Fourth be with you)
Áva carë ni i nahtien le (Don’t make me kill you)
e Giorgia, sempre insieme!
Alice Rebecca Farina
Ciao, i miei amici! I come before thee this night to celebrate the fraternal love shown between these two Italian sisters, Alice and Giorgia! Above you can see one of them. Alice is a Quenya101 old follower and she got her name composed etymologically into Quenya here a long time ago.
Well, if you are used with Quenya101 posts, now you must have already realized this is a post about a tattoo. Yes…that’s right, but the cool thing is: Alice didn’t get any tattoo. She didn’t get her name tattooed anywhere her skin. HER SISTER did!!!!!
Giorgia Vittoria Farina
Absolutely lovely! A laudable act one should be proud of! From now on, Giorgia will be known here as The One Who Loves Her Sister. Alongside The One, The One In Female Form, The One With The Light, The One With The Force, The One With The Birdies, The One With The Time, The One With Things To Be Seen & The One With Ainulindalë she’s taken her place in this select group. She deservers all honors! Now behold the reason she does so:
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…