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Brace yourselves… Sindarin is coming!

Sindarin

Quenya101 proudly announces the newest, groundbreaking project coming up here! SINDARIN translations FOR ALL!

For ages, since Elwë Singollo (aka Elu Thingol) banned our beloved Quenya from Beleriand, there has been a rift between Quenya and Sindarin speakers. Noldor against Sindar, the elven family divided. Not anymore, not in here!

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Quenya101 calls all of you to back up this Patreon goal to start NEWEST pages where you’ll get all the accuracy and quality Quenya101 brings you, but now…in SINDARIN!

So, what do you think? Shall we expand our linguistic borders and embrace all elves out there?

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Tengwar Fonts Guide

WOULD YOU LIKE AN UPDATE?

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The content below is slightly outdated. Check the Tengwar Fonts Ultimate Guide where you can find all Tengwar Fonts from the whole freaking internet AND also original and exclusive ones.

After the new promising feature of Quenya101 presented in the previous post, this guide is more than needed to help everyone with Tengwar Fonts. With this guide, you’ll have a complete catalog of all existing Tengwar fonts out there. Names, a pangram with of all tengwar, files to download and even a test to check if your internet browser is Middle-Earth ready!

Here you have only part I of this series. More is to come. When they do, links will be displayed here for easy navigation.

Tengwar Fonts Guide

Part II
(Beleriand, Eldamar, Galvorn, Mornedhel, Parmaite & Teleri)

Part III
(Elfica, Greifswalder, Optime, Caslin, Formal & Hereno)

Part IV – The Broken
(Cursive, Naive, Gandalf, Mazarbul, Typewriter & Morona)

So, let’s start! (Click at the heading to download the font file)

OBS: If you don’t know how to type using Tengwar, please read THIS before downloading the fonts and typing like a regular keyboard. That’s not how it works!

Tengwar Annatar

Tengwar Annatar Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Annatar as you see in the image above is a standard writing, balanced and with a neutral elvish style.

Tengwar Annatar Italics

Tengwar Annatar Italics Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Annatar Italics is the #1 choice of Tolkien fans as it’s the One Ring inscription and it flows beautifully in a cursive and “liquid” way.

Tengwar Noldor

Tengwar Noldor Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Noldor is the most Dwarvish Tengwar can get! Full of straight lines, it’s perfect for chiseling stone and perhaps make amends with that stunted bearded people!

Tengwar Gothika

Tengwar Gothika Quenya Pangram

Elves in Middle-Ages? Unusual combination, but why not? Tengwar Gothika is one of my favorite ones! It adds an air of medieval taste to the already beautiful alphabet.

Tengwar Quenya

Tengwar Quenya Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Quenya is a serious font with stern face and balanced visual. It’s good for documents or history specially those related to…Alqualondë burning ships! (Trolling Thingol)

Tengwar Sindarin

Tengwar Sindarin Quenya Pangram

Tengwar Sindarin may be called cousin to Tengwar Quenya. Both are alike but this one here is merrier, almost handwritten one might say, with a rounded quality stressed in it.

NOW,

The test!

Middle Earth Ready

Can you see the tengwar below as you see above? If you download the fonts you should be able to. If not, try using Windows 7 and Google Chrome 26. That’s what I got here and I  can see pretty well all the Tengwar writing! If you have problems even after downloading the fonts, please tell me! We’re gonna try to solve this riddle and help you turning your computer elvish-friendly and Middle-Earth ready! 🙂

(PS: Mobiles? Forget it!!! No hope on the horizon yet!)

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The Children of Starchamber

Do you know Starchamber? If not, you’ll have the displeasure of getting to know it through this post!

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As already shown here, Starchamber is a site where one can be misled to believe Tolkien is a jerk and dumb creator. Yes, I said it! Basically, what Starchamber does is: teach people wrongly how the Tengwar alphabet works under the wrong approach with the wrong symbols for it, combined with the wrong info of how the writing actually works. It’s like Depeche Mode’s song WRONG!

In essence, Starchamber mislead people and pretend they can learn how to write “Elvish” by simply substituting letters like a code. Ok…that’s not new around here, but here comes the thing:

Starchamber offspring! (a.k.a. Children of the Damned)

Children of the Damned

Yes, the damned thing is reproducing now! Not only that, the thing’s offspring is teaching others and “translating” names into Quenya AND Sindarin! How versatile huh? Shall we take a look?

For the ones who cannot read Quenya, it TRULY says: ëarrshwild (and that's NOT a Quenya word)

For the ones who cannot read Quenya, it TRULY says: ëarrshwild (and that’s NOT a Quenya word)

The most painful thing to me, personally, frankly, is to know that the person who asked the question now believes it’s written “Earthschild” above. Next step is getting a tattoo, can you imagine that? I can!

With a single word as “ëarsshwild”, that child of Starchamber broke 5 orthographic rules! Let’s count:

  1. Wrong tengwa for R
  2. Wrong doubling of consonant R
  3. Wrong usage of the tengwa for S (as there’s no tehta above it)
  4. Wrong position for HW. It can only come initially.
  5. Wrong consonant (D) ending a word. In Quenya, it can only be T, N, L, R, S

1 word, 0 meaning, 5 orthographic mistakes! Thank you very much Starchamber!!!!

BUT…

It’s not over! Let’s check a name now. Shall we? Are you prepared for what its coming? Be strong:

For the ones who cannot read Quenya, it TRULY says: "ahlyë". It looks like a Quenya word, but IT IS NOT!

For the ones who cannot read Quenya, it TRULY says: “ahlyë”. It looks like a Quenya word, but IT IS NOT!

Now we face a deeper issue. Etymology. Names cannot be merely translated. In our current languages, a name means nothing, but in its origin, a name meant EVERYTHING! Through etymology one can compose a Quenya equivalent (instead of simply writing an English name using Tengwar Quenya Mode.) For the ones curious, HERE you can learn how Ashley is accurately composed into Quenya.

So,

having considered all this, I beg you all: Ask this Tumblr http://howtowriteelvish.tumblr.com/ this question:

Would you like to learn correctly Tengwar and Quenya?

With that question, please add any good source of your choice! Fauskanger’s, Renk’s, anything! Please! Join the campaign for an elucidated world!

Lazy internet minds are ruining what Tolkien left and disrespecting his beautiful minds by their own lack of understanding!

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Elvish apps for our sore eyes

If you have been here with me for a while, you know how hard is to find a good nice decent source about Tolkien deep lore. It’s so cool when you find something worthy, like the last post about Khuzdûl; that definitely those kind of material deserve our attention, praise and mouth-to-mouth spread. Few weeks ago, I was contacted by a guy called G. Hussain Chinoy who donated to Quenya101 cause and also developed very good apps (not like this one) for Android.

Unfortunately, I’m an old elvish guy who resist to all kind of technologies in some way and haven’t got a Smart Phone yet, so I couldn’t test the apps, but when it comes to the audio of the Tengwar Alphabet App, well, it’s 101% approved! It’s ME speaking!! 😀 😀 😀

http://mithlond.com/apps/TengwarTranscriber/

http://mithlond.com/apps/LearnTengwar/

If you have an Android, those are MUST HAVE apps for Tolkien fans and all those interested in learning Tengwar alphabet or perhaps transcribring something into Sindarin, English, Black Speech or Quenya Mode. Next time you’re on a subway, heading to work or school and suddenly that elvish itch takes you by storm and you desperately need to quench your thirst, do it with this Gatorade. Why bother trying to log in to the internet, searching with Google, loading pages AND THEN…after all that, getting a crappy site with shitty info? This won’t happen with Chinoy’s apps!

Also, don’t forget to contribute to his project if you can! People like him really deserve any help!

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Do I want useful elvish sentences? SURE!

BUT…

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.

If only people knew what they are tolkien about…

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White Tree Awards II

200th

This is the 200th post of Quenya101 Language Institute. Since our humble beginning here much has changed! Pages were created, sections were born, new things popped up, Quenya Masters were admitted as permanent staff of our institute.

Now, we come to the 2nd edition of the White Tree Awards to celebrate and recognize the best posts since 11/30/11 until 10/19/12. You know, it’s like the Oscars…but cooler 😀 😀 ….everything tastes cooler when Tolkien and Quenya is involved!

And the White Tree goes to…

Most Engaging

Surely, the most engaging one with the open invitation to every single one to become a Quenya Master and play an active role as part of Quenya101 staff.

Most Philological

Quendi & Eldar series (including its Sindarin and Telerin posts as well) treated with details of elvish culture and the words used to describe themselves as race.

Most Polemic

After this amazingly interesting article you may question yourself about their ears…but they still keep looking good! Pointed or not….elves rule!

Most Spread

With one single retweet from a girl on a Sunday afternoon, this post blew up all records of visit at that time! Remarkable ink with a remarkable story here too!

Most Watched

Music to the eyes! We all have our different passions in music, but epics are epics and the video at the bottom of this post cannot deny its nature.

Most Jaw-dropping

The post is not a big deal but behind it, it’s huge! Documents unpublished written by Tolkien himself related to the creation of the Tengwar alphabet! H-U-G-E!

And now the major prizes!!!

Best Rated

Tengwar Kanji

Mixing Tengwar alphabet with Kanji concept…..why not? Creativity = +10.

Best Funny

Silly Marillion

The ultra famous documentary of the creation of Eä a.k.a. Eä.

Best Translation

Annie Lennox – Into the West (full Quenya version)

Finally, an accurate translation of this classic of LotR!

Best Attraction

Ingolë Levië Quenyanna

Why don’t we spice up the world of Physics with a little pinch?

Best Commented

The Ultimate Elvish Tattoo Collection

101 ways of NOT screwing up with your skin.

Best People’s Choice

Elvish Calendar now easier than ever!

Counting days with 1 click! It’s a hell of a tool & people have chosen it!

Well, well…

this is it. White Tree Awards 2 ends but before the final curtain closes, I’ll give you an extra pass for the after party! 😀 Check the personal highlights of Quenya101 staff:

Erunno says: “I’d like to congratulate Ondo & Erutulco for the amazing ideas, posts, contributions to develop and enhance the quality of Quenya101. This place would lack many thing without you two! When voting for the Best Ones here, I was sure injustices would be made but we gotta choose and here are my personal choices. They are all about originality and execution. Newton and Calendar really deserve the prize!”

Ondo says: “I simply loved Erutulco’s Into the West translation. And the Calendar! It’s a tie between both. As we have to choose only one…The Calendar. Why? It’s totally original, different from everything we’ve seen before! I’m also tied between Elvish Heraldry and Quendi & Eldar. Damn, let’s go with Heraldry as it’s something I love. Damn, this is hard!”

Erutulco says: “Very tough! But here’s my decision: Huge tie between Ondo’s I Lindë Helcë ar Nárëo (Asta II) & (Isaac Newton + Physics)² X Quenya = !!!. I’d like to vote both, but since we can only one, mine goes to Newton’s laws. Mostly because of the creativity of such a task, with the Sarati and being so perfectly done. The ones I love most from Erunno are Quendi & Eldar and Tengwar Kanji. I choose the latter for its originality.”

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The Elvish Tree of Languages

Here’s a piece of conversation you’ll often read at my Twitter and that constantly shows me this post here is more than necessary! It’s so simple if you are already familiar with Tolkien lore, but it’s crucial when you’re getting to know better this wonderful universe he created. The conversation’s pattern goes like this:

One: “I wanna learn/’d like to know/speak Elvish.”

Me: “Which elvish language?”

One: “That from LOTR, of course!”

As emphasized before, the word “Elvish” when referring to a language, says nothing! Tolkien did not create ONE language and named it “Elvish”. Tolkien was not a sloppy creator, he didn’t come up with some creatures called Elves who  surprisingly spoke “Elvish”! That’s so dull if you think for a moment.

Instead, Tolkien made up a WHOLE linguistic tree. Languages evolved into others, they mutated through ages, they had a common ancestor, common mechanisms as they were in some extant related to each other. THAT is Tolkien!

To summarize in an easy-to-get visual way, I come up with this Elvish Tree of Languages:

Which elvish language for Tolkien’s sake?

This tree is just a sketch. It’s not super accurate in its essence. It was made to illustrate for beginners the plurality of elvish languages and there are some minor details of the languages’ evolution which are ignored. Below read a brief description of each language shown above:

Primitive Quendian: The FATHER and MOTHER of all elvish languages. When elves woke up in Cuiviénen, that was their language. You can read more technical details about it here and here

Common Eldarin: During the Great March, that was the lingua franca of all elves. Later on, with the Elvish clan’s division, new languages developed from this common trunk.

Avarin: Composed by lots of dialects and unrecorded languages spoken by the Avari people, the ones who refused to join the  journey to the West.

Common Telerin: The language of all the Telerin clan. Later on, it was spoken only by the Teleri who were left behind in Beleriand.

Telerin: It evolved from Common Telerin and it was spoken by all the Teleri of Aman. Take a look at Telerin culture and some words here.

Nandorin: A language spoken by the Nandor, a people who had Telerin origins and had left the Great March east of the Misty Mountains. Centuries later, this language influenced a lot Silvan dialects (not shown on the tree above)

Sindarin: Very well-spread language. It was spoken as a major language in Beleriand and later on, Middle-Earth. In the movies, for instance Legolas, Aragorn and Arwen speak it. Take a look at Sindarin culture and some words here.

North Sindarin, Doriathrin & Falathrin: Those were dialects of Sindarin during the First Age of the Sun. Doriathrin was the less influenced by the coming of the Noldor and as the history indicates is the basis for Middle-Earth Third Age Sindarin.

Quenya: Do you see the name of this site? Yes, we’re here for the Quenya!!! Quenya is a classical elvish language, also called Elven-Latin. It’s the main language of Valinor and Aman. In Beleriand it was used for a short time by the Noldor who were in exile. In the movies, for instance Saruman invokes Caradhras in Quenya and Aragorn sings in it too. Take a look at Quenya culture and some words here.

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Vanyarin: A dialect of Quenya spoken by the Vanyar clan, a people who became more and more “closed” and nearer to the Valar.

Exilic Quenya: A major dialect of Quenya spoken by the Noldor in Beleriand. During the exile and the coming of the Sun, things were bound to fade and change fast. That’s what happened with their language too.

So…

…the question remains. Which elvish language do you wanna learn, speak, know, understand, read, write, eat with ketchup and so on?

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Pendi & Elloi

This is the last chapter of the trilogy (Quendi & Eldar / Pin & Edhil) and for sure the first post with a title in Telerin! If Sindarin is the grey cousin of Quenya, Telerin perhaps is the little nephew. Sometimes it’s mistakenly taken as a dialect, but don’t be hasty to judge this way. A Teler would fiercely defend its “language” status, even though to be honest….the Teleri cared very little about linguistics! That’s a work they left for the Noldor.

So, as before, the source of the material exposed here is the Volume XI of The History of Middle-Earth – The War of the Jewels pages 372 ff. Below, you’ll find the Telerin words that specified their own identity and the elves’ as a race among others. When compared with the equivalents in Quenya and Sindarin, one may grasp how deep Tolkien went when creating his languages and the culture that surrounded them! Outstanding, huh?

Telerin

Pendi = the singular form is Pen. Pendi corresponds to the Quenya word “Quendi”. In Telerin the kw sound was shifted to p. Bottom line is: the singular form resembles the Sindarin singular and the plural form resembles the Quenya plural. It’s all in the family! The word “pendi” (meaning simply “elves”) was rarely used by the Telerin, since they felt themselves to be a complete separate people from the others (i.e. Vanyar & Noldor). The feeling arise since the Separation and increased on the March in Beleriand, therefore, they didn’t feel the need for a general word such as pendi to embrace all Elves UNTIL they came in contact with non-Elvish incarnates. Pendi survived as a learned word of the historians in reference to the days before the Separation.

 

Calapendi = the singular form is Calapen. Calapendi is the Telerin form for Calaquendi in Quenya. Once again, this word survived only in historical use, but as the Teleri of Aman were more aware of their origin and kinship to the other elves, “calapendi” had the same meaning as its Quenya counterpart, referring to all the elves of Aman who saw the light of Valinor.

Moripendi = the singular form is Moripen. Moripendi, as the form suggest, is strongly related to Moriquendi in Quenya, but the Teleri of Aman used the term to refer only to the other elves who didn’t see the light of Valinor. Elves of Telerin origin were never referred as Moripendi, even though they lived in Beleriand and had not reached Aman.

Elloi = the singular form is Ello. Ello corresponds to the Quenya “Elda”. In Telerin there was also a concurrent form Ella but the -o suffix was preferred and used generally. Ella remained in quasi-adjectival functions such as Ellālie (Q. Eldalië). Ello was applied to all Elves who started the March from Cuiviénen (and their descendants too), independently  if they reached Aman or not. The Teleri of Aman were called by themselves Audelli (sing. Audel) meaning “the ones who departed Beleriand) while the Teleri of Beleriand were called Hecelloi (sing. Hecello) meaning “the ones left in Beleriand”.

 

This is it! We finished our trilogy and insight of the elvish culture, how they saw themselves as a race, a group, a family and a clan.

As you can see now…it’s WAY deeper than purely “Elvish” as people naïvely think. Tolkien is NOT that kind of simplistic author! I guarantee you that!

 

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The Ultimate Elvish Tattoo Collection

This is an important post! It’s a warning to everyone who thinks to get some “elvish tattoo”.  Think twice, thrice, 264 times before you get a tattoo in a language or alphabet you don’t have enough knowledge to read by yourself. Here it’s a compilation of wrong tattoos. It will be updated constantly when a tattoo pops up deserving to be part of this collection. It’s a tragedy when someone who truly wishes to pay a tribute to Tolkien and his work, has a gibberish tattoo permanently inked on one’s skin. I weep for them! On the other hand, it’s really  funny to mock  those who want to show off how nerdy and well skilled in elvish they are with their “only-an-illiterate-elf-would-read-that-because-it-makes-no-sense” tattoo. So, please…whatever your motivations are to get something tattooed in Tengwar, please check A LOT before getting it. Perhaps learn a little bit how Tengwar works. It’s not hard. Quenya101 can help you to learn it! Behold now the ultimate elvish tattoo collection (the freaking bad ones):

What is wrong?

The common mistakes are:

  • Getting any Tengwar font and typing it thinking Tengwar would work exactly like the Roman alphabet displayed in the computer keyboard. The end result are always something like “sdghtrwfeyuhjk”. Surprisingly, people tattoo that!
  • Confusing Tengwar Modes and getting a tattoo for instance, in English with the writing rules of Quenya, Sindarin or any other language. It’s a detail, but it makes a whole difference. E.g.: instead of Fernando in Spanish, one might get Frenand o. People don’t pay attention to details and get them tattooed!
  • Choosing a Tengwar font (the worst for the job: Tengwar Gandalf) and not observing the tehtar positions for that particular font. There are some variations among Tengwar fonts. They are very small sometimes, but to the literate eye, they are clear to observe, they are right there! It’s lik ty pin g th is wya. See? People get tehtar weirdly positioned and have them tattooed all the time!
  • Paying someone to supposedly write something in elvish when clearly this someone has a very limited knowledge! Would you like to spend $30 to get some gibberish elvish writing and tattoo it? With our dear Starchamber site, YOU CAN! People spend money on that and they get tattoos without realizing the joke is on them!

So,

…the golden rule is: LEARN before you get something tattooed! ASK someone who really knows what one is tolkien about! RESEARCH thoroughly in sources with linguistic credentials. There are many Tolkien linguistics studies who can be checked BEFORE you get some ink you’ll regret for the rest of your mortal life! I wish you all a healthy and well decorated skin!

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#1 Sindarin Song

I gotta share this! A couple of weeks ago, I found out this SUPERB song in…Sindarin. So well sung, melodic metal, girl singing AND in an elvish language! (the way I like it) How cool is that?

Well….as you know, I’m not a Sindarin master, just a student. So I cannot say for sure if the lyrics are well written or not. Some words I recognize but I don’t master yet the entire structure of the language in order to analyze completely like I do here with Quenya.

Anyway…listen the song and enjoy!

Lyriel – Lind e-Huil

Lyrics

Ir i ngelaidh pen-anor
Û-chirathach’waloth
Ir i meigol bem-meigor
Û-ortherithach i’oth
I suil degir nîr gelib
I suil û-degir siniath

Tiro, im naer a im ereb
Lind e-huil
Fuin nin pen-elenath

Suilon i suil, hirach gûr dîn?
Pedo i suil, henach dûr dîn?
Man i ven ir e bant?
Man i lû i men adertham?
Thuion i’ûl a ir idh, Thuion i’ûl a ir idh
Tiro, im naer a im ereb
Lind e-huil
Fuin nin pen-elenath

Laston i bethron lend
Olthon o mellon ne mith
Ir ivor a galad’evedir
Lachatha ninniach
Ir i naw a i ôl ‘evedir
Tar i ven istathach
Ir i lû a i amarth erthar
I’lunnar hiratha lind
Os said bain en amar
I ven dôg na vîl a na nin
Oh Lind e-huil…

If you are a Sindarin Master, tell me what you think about this composition. Good? Bad? I’m at a blind spot here without knowing deeply the language!

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Let’s build an elvish school together!

Middle-Earth wants 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!

  • What is the “Let’s BEST”  goal?

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.

  • How that goal is to be achieved?

Through the building of elvish schools, libraries, centers of elvish lore throughout Middle-Earth and beyond!

  • How can I join the campaign?

There are some ways you can do that. One of them is by becoming a Quenya Master. Quenya teachers will surely be needed when our 1st school is built! Another  important way to help is through donation. You can donate the 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 that to contribute with Quenya legacy?

  • Why should I do that? 

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!

  • Ok, but how should I do 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!

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