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Q101 Stirring Collection

…is released!

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Today is the first day of a new elvish month (1 Coirë 144) and you know what that means! A NEW Q101 Shop Collection!

Check out our new products and designs:

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AND….you’re ALL getting free shipping until 02/14/17 12PM CT (any order over $45 US or $80 International except Wall Art for International orders)

Free shipping code is:

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Let things be reborn and be stirred with new life…

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Q101 Winter Collection

…has arrived!q101-hrive-logo

Today starts Winter (1 Hrívë 144) according to the elvish calendar and in this very night, I present you the NEW Q101 Shop Collection:

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AND:…..we got FREE SHIPPING until Thanksgiving! (11/24/16 11:59PM CT)

Code is: FREESHIP4d1f8c

Let it snow, let it snow and get Q101Fashion while you’re at it!

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No plastic bags for you, موريتانيا‎‎ !

43January, 2nd, 2013

NEW date converted into the reckoning of Imladris!

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In History: Mauritania bans plastic bags.

(Requested by Nathalie)

Learn now all details here or search about that and much more!

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Thank you all and see you soon!

January, 2nd, 2013 is the 61st date converted into the elvish calendar…

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Tha gaol agam ort … in Quenya

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Tha gaol agam ort. (My love is on you)

NEW sentence translated into Quenya!

(Requested by Christopher Reilly and answered in 58 hours through FAST LINE)

More details here or through the search option.

DXCIII

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Tha gaol agam ort is the 593rd sentence translated into Quenya…

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NEW elvish year begins! (The last one)

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March, 26th, 2016 after sunset marks the beginning of the last year of the 14th yén! (14th what?) That happens once in 144 YEARS! As you can see, there’s a big chance we’re not gonna be around when the next one happens, so… big day today…let’s make it count!

Year full circle

If you’re absolutely lost in time concerning the elvish calendar, which is pretty cool I must say, take some time to get familiar with it here.

As you may realize, sunset is not a regular point in time! It varies from place to place and season to season. When exactly will the new elvish year of 144 start in your place? Check some places around the world according to their local time below:

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

London

London, UK

New York

New York, USA

Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus

Paris

Paris, France

Rome

Rome, Italy

São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil

Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Toronto

Toronto, Canada

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Quenya101 Weekly Lembas IV

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It’s past time we have our weekly dose, huh? I bring you a box full of yummy Lembas bread with all we got BRAND NEW in Quenya101 for this past elvish week (from 45 to 50 Lairë 142):

(Click on the updates’ images below to check its details)

New names

Eglė

Arnie

New famous quotes

Theodor “Dr.” Seuss Geisel @ Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Hobbit “The moon is far whiter than silver in treasure.”

New sentences

Drink, and thus awaken.

Land down under.

New other stuff…

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Telpina & InwinórëWell, as I like a LOT stats, countries, flags (the site is packed with that kind of stuff) from now on, it’s available detailed stats from the visitors of Argentina (Telpina) and England (Inwinórë) at the bottom of our right column:

Also, Quenya101 on Tumblr got visually renewed as you saw on the banner above! (It’s about time, huh?) Check there and give your opinion! Good, bad, meh…?

 

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Ano Novo OR Año Nuevo? It’s XIV 142 upon us!

A new elvish year is upon us!!! 142 starts NOW and along with it we have really good stuff for you all, NEW stuff! Dedicated pages for the whole Americas! Portuguese and Spanish are now official languages of Quenya101 and the “revolution” starts with special content! You can check it right now and pedir tu(as) frases agora(hora) mesmo(ismo)!

Clique!

Clique!

Página especial dedicada ao Português! Ondo Carniliono, nosso mestre Brasileiro do Quenya101 cuidará da página, ajudando todos com seus pedidos.

Mexico

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¡Página especial dedicada al Español! Erutulco Eruntano, nuestro maestro Uruguayo de Quenya101 cuidará de la página, ayudando a todos con sus pedidos.

Enjoy! Aproveitem! Disfruten!

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¿Cómo se dice (…) en Quenya?

Todos nacimos en un entorno cultural en el cual el lenguaje es una parte no solo grande, sino también fundamental: es el medio por el cual se transmite. En ese entorno crecimos con un idioma particular, nuestra lengua madre, que nunca vamos a poder cambiar. A la vez, si estás leyendo esto, quiere decir que al menos tienes un interés por el Quenya, pero quizás no lo dominas tanto como te gustaría. Si tu lengua madre es Español, ¡que mejor que poder tener las frases de tu lengua madre en la hermosa lengua de los Elfos de la Tierra Media!

Hasta ahora solo podías pedir una traducción del Inglés al Quenya. Ahora ,si la frase que quieres es en Español, ¡aquí estoy para ayudar! . (Por frases famosas o letras de canciones ir aquí – solo inglés por ahora-). Como siempre, citando al Maestro Yoda, “paciencia debes tener”, y a su tiempo tendrás tu frase traducida lo más preciso posible y con un análisis completo. Solamente tienes que solicitarla en los comentarios de la futura página ¿Cómo se dice (…) en Quenya?

PS: La página será creada pronto y los pedidos podrán ser hechos a partir del Año Nuevo élfico (XIV 142)

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Como se diz (…) em Quenya?

Aiya! Eu sou o Ondo Carniliono, um dos Quenya Masters aqui do Quenya101. Como alguns de vocês sabem, eu sou brasileiro e, portanto, falante de português!
Recentemente, o número de leitores, principalmente da América Latina, aqui no site cresceu muito, e vocês são muito bem vindos! Então, criamos uma página em português (y tambien en español!) para que os leitores que não dominam o inglês possam fazer perguntas relacionadas ao estudo do Quenya, pedir traduções, tirar dúvidas e etc diretamente em sua língua natal.


Responderei a todas as mensagens aqui assim que possível e em breve também ativaremos uma Linha Rápida para aqueles que tem um pouco mais de pressa!

Obrigado e namárië!

PS: A página será criada em breve e pedidos serão feitos a partir do Ano Novo élfico (XIV 142)

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1,000,000 elves!

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Surprise! Minutes ago, we stroke the MILLION mark! Yes, 1 million elves! Although internet is or was full of “click here and win a prize as you’re the 1,000,000th visitor”, here in Quenya101, we’re gonna make it DIFFERENT! Elves are different and we gotta keep our reputation, right?

The 1,000,000th WILL WIN a prize and I myself personally will see to it! I have a few information about our lucky winner! Check the image below:

Who's the elf from Bavaria?

Who’s the elf from Bavaria?

If you are from Bavaria and you were clicking at the Maiar Gallery, please contact me through email so I can give you this special gift as you’re truly the 1,000,000th visitor!!!!!

The dispute was tough as I visualized second by second the race to be the 1,000,000th visitor! I thought Delaware or British Columbia would win. There was also strong California (as always) followed by several European countries like France, Poland, Belgium. In the last minute, Gauteng, South Africa popped up but the winner was….BAYERN, DEUTSCHLAND!

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Vinya Eärnor (New Zealand)

This map is dedicated to my new neighbors from New Zealand, the Marshalls. It’s more than appropriate too as we all know New Zealand is the living Middle-Earth in our own planet. The names were quite easy to compose etymologically into Quenya, as most of them come from English. Some come from Maori, but that didn’t pose any hardship too as the language is kinda Quenya friendly in its orthography what makes it pretty easy to adapt.

New Zealand

New Zealand is the #1 place I’d like to visit in the near future! Let’s see what future holds to me! I must touch that lovely land with my own feet!

New Zealand Quenya

Noteworthy are the etymologies of same names there. Take a look at Northland for instance. That’s exactly what Forostar in Númenor meant! The adaptation couldn’t be more perfect! Also Arfanyarassë which is basically one of Taniquetil’s names. That’s what Taranaki means! Great discoveries that map brought to my attention! New Zealand IS Middle-Earth! There’s some cosmic coincidence pointing to it! No one can deny it!

New Zealand Tengwar

If you like this map, you can check much more here. Click on some countries names there and you’ll see their maps composed into Quenya. If your country is not there, you can request me and I’ll be glad to help you with your map! Have in mind that it’ll take some time and depending on your mother tongue, I may need serious help to make it. Anyway…be my guest and enjoy for now….Vinya Eärnor!

Vinya Eärnor

Vinya Eärnor

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The 11 Untranslatable Words…

…you won’t see here in Quenya!

If you are used to Quenya lore for a while, you already know that it is a limited language and even the most basic terms can prove a bit difficult to translate into it. A few tricks how to handle some issues are treated here for instance.

Taking that into account, we cannot forget there are some words which prove impossible to translate due to the cultural context they are strictly attached to. It’s something that goes beyond words and mere translation, it’s the pure essence of a word, the idea behind it and how hard the same idea is transmitted to a different people with different cultural background. Languages are living things and they smell like culture.

Below, you’ll find a interesting article published in Maptia Blog. Read and find out what your culture cannot translate nor try to comprehend without a lengthy explanation:

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify.

The idea that words cannot always say everything has been written about extensively — as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.”

No doubt the best book we’ve read that covers the subject is Through The Language Glassby Guy Deutscher, which goes a long way to explaining and understanding these loopholes — the gaps which mean there are leftover words without translations, and concepts that cannot be properly explained across cultures.

Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we’ve illustrated 11 of these wonderful, untranslatable, if slightly elusive, words. We will definitely be trying to incorporate a few of them into our everyday conversations, and hope that you enjoy recognizing a feeling or two of your own among them.

1 | German: Waldeinsamkeit

A feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson even wrote a whole poem about it.

Waldeinsamkeit

 

2 | Italian: Culaccino

The mark left on a table by a cold glass. Who knew condensation could sound so poetic?

Culaccino

3 | Inuit: Iktsuarpok

The feeling of anticipation that leads you to go outside and check if anyone is coming, and probably also indicates an element of impatience.

Iktsuarpok 

4 | Japanese: Komorebi

This is the word the Japanese have for when sunlight filters through the trees — the interplay between the light and the leaves.

Komorebi

5 | Russian: Pochemuchka

Someone who asks a lot of questions. In fact, probably too many questions. We all know a few of these.

Pochemuchka

6 | Spanish: Sobremesa

Spaniards tend to be a sociable bunch, and this word describes the period of time after a meal when you have food-induced conversations with the people you have shared the meal with.

Sobremesa

7 | Indonesian: Jayus

Their slang for someone who tells a joke so badly, that is so unfunny you cannot help but laugh out loud.

Jayus

8 | Hawaiian: Pana Poʻo

You know when you forget where you’ve put the keys, and you scratch your head because it somehow seems to help your remember? This is the word for it.

Panapoo

9 | French: Dépaysement

The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country — of being a foreigner, or an immigrant, of being somewhat displaced from your origin.

Dépaysement

10 | Urdu: Goya

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, but is also an official language in 5 of the Indian states. This particular Urdu word conveys a contemplative ‘as-if’ that nonetheless feels like reality, and describes the suspension of disbelief that can occur, often through good storytelling.

Goya

11 | Swedish: Mångata

The word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water.
untranslatable words mångata.

Mångata

 

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