NEW quote translated into Quenya!
Vax’ildan @ Critical Role
(Requested by Shauni Gerbenskey and answered in 89 hours with HUGE Tengwar fonts (perfect for a tattoo) through Tattoo Q101)
And here we are, resuming our Top 10 LotR Board Games! Now we have…
Choose to play the forces of good or evil and recreate some of the most memorable battles on Middle Earth.
Battles are resolved with simple D6 rolls with the highest roll winning, individual stats only used to decide ties.
Games Workshop supports this game strongly, with a wide miniature range and a large set of expansions.
Absolutely an awesome game for the ones who love diorama, painting and got the talent (not me of course) for such a thing! There are so many cool images of this game, it makes hard to choose some to share here. Once I saw this at a store and almost bought it, but when I read in the box what was about, I knew this wasn’t for me! It happens!
to be continued…
and there is a big but in it, *clear throats* which elvish is that, beg your pardon?
Now tell me the truth, be honest with me: Wouldn’t life be much easier if there was a thing we could use to search and find quickly everything we want to know about a topic? You know…something that would look for results and…BANG! there they are in a blink of an eye. That would be great, wouldn’t it?
NOT THAT GREAT! Google does that with our lives right now and it doesn’t make it an easier life. Now we have an issue to find accurate info.
The site shown above is one example. If you type “elvish sentences” in Google (go ahead, give it a shot) you will find that result among the top 3! UNFORTUNATELY, that site does not teach any elvish language that was created by Tolkien and people really are looking for that when they innocently type “elvish language” in Google. I have met hundreds of them greeting me with something like: ‘Quel re (good morning) or saying something like Namaarie (= farewell) and they really think that’s Quenya or “Elvish”.
Shall we analyze just the first 8 lines so we can understand what this site is about? Are you ready for this ultra revelation? Here it comes:
As you can see, (if you have trusted this kind of source to learn Quenya or Sindarin) you’re bound to speak gibberish with this site. It teaches Tel’Quessir! If only people read that above! (or if only the creators of the site wouldn’t write that so tiny in order to hide the real non-Tolkien essence of the site!)
What is Tel’Quessir? Shall we use our friend Google once more? Tel’Quessir is a language developed for RPG loosely based in some vocabulary of elvish languages created by Tolkien. If you wanna play Forgotten Realms RPG, that IS the site to learn this language and play it like a boss! BUT….(I told you there was always a butt) if you are a Tolkien fan searching for true elvish languages harmoniously created with a rich cultural background…sorry, but you just found a lame source that Google offered you.
The elves are fading. They are almost all gone now! The ones who chose to tarry in Middle-Earth are but a faint memory of the beings they once were. Their culture, their beauty, their languages will die with them! WE need to do something about it! WE need NOW!
Join the “Let’s build an elvish school together” campaign (a.k.a. “Let’s BEST”) and through that we can maintain the elves’ utmost precious jewel: Quenya! You know education is the cornerstone of any future, it’s the legacy we leave behind, don’t let it be forgotten!
The “Let’s BEST” goal is to keep and enhance the teaching of elvish lore (including Quenya, Sindarin & the culture behind them) to everyone inclined to learn the beauties of the elves.
Through the building of elvish schools, libraries, centers of elvish lore throughout Middle-Earth and beyond!
There are some ways you can do that. One of them is by becoming a Quenya101 Patreon. Through it, you contribute to the achievement of Q101 goals! You can also donate a tiny fixed amount of 101 silver coins (Quenya…101…got it? 🙂 ) which on the elvish current conversation rate is $1.01 (one dollar and one cent). Can you do the tiniest of gestures to contribute with Quenya legacy?
Because you’ve got a good heart and you are thankful! That’s why! Maybe you have already got your name composed to Quenya here, or a cool sentence you requested to be translated and it was, or some funny post you laughed and loved. It was all free, because knowledge is free for all here! Now that’s a way you could say “thank you” with a small deed which will make a whole difference. So, in the end…actually…I thank you! and you know that!
At the sidebar of Quenya101 Language Institute site (or below here), you can find a new button called “Hantanyel”. Click there and you’ll open a PayPal window where you can donate and help the “Let’s BEST” campaign. When you donate, leave a message and choose where in Middle-Earth, the 1st elvish school should be built: Gondor, Rohan, Rivendell, Shire or Moria. When a sufficient amount is reached, it’ll be announced which place is bestowed with this new beacon of elvish lore. And NEW THINGS will come depending on the place. Surprise, surprise…you know you’ll get something to be surprised!