Sadly, after watching the whole video about a Quenya lecture given in 2015 by Ondo Carniliono (former contributor of Quenya101) where he meant that Quenya101 site was HIS and something HE created with some friends of his (those were his exact words in Portuguese), I resigned his internal access to everything connected to Quenya101 and would like to clarify that he is no longer attached to anything related to Quenya101, Q101, and his former email as a representative of the site (firstname.lastname@example.org) is no longer active as well.
I thank him for everything he officially contributed from 2012-2015 (and even before when he was my pupil and learnt everything he could from me). He was a very good pupil I had and I’m sure as the video well shows, he is and has become a good Quenya Master.
Namárië ar hantanyel.
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I recently recorded myself reciting the poem Namárië, or Altariel Nainië Lóriendessë.
It’s not perfect (far from it I imagine), but it was fun to do and now I’m more familiar with the audio software perhaps I’ll do some more recordings of various things (if anyone has any requests, do let me know).
Á lasta sís: Namárië.
The stress pattern I attempted to follow was (long vowels are written with double vowels instead of accents):
al-ta-ri-ELL-o NAI-ni-e loo-ri-en-DESS-ë
AI! LAUR-i-e LANT-ar LASS-I SUU-ri-nen
YEE-ni uu-NOO-ti-me ve RAA-mar ALD-ar-on
YEE-ni ve LINT-e YULD-ar a-VAAN-i-er
mi o-ro-MARD-I LISS-e mi-ru-VOO-re-va
an-DUU-ne PEL-la VAR-do TEL-lu-mar
nu LUIN-i YASS-en TINT-il-ar i EL-en-i
oo-MA-ryo ai-re-TAA-ri LII-ri-nen
SII man I YUL-ma nin en-QUAN-tu-va
an sii tint-ALL-e VAR-da oi-o-LOSS-e-o
ve FA-nyar MAA-ryat el-en-TAA-ri ORT-a-ne
ar I-lye TI-er un-du-LAA-ve LUMB-u-le
ar sin-da-noor-i-ELL-o CAI-ta MORN-i-e
I fal-ma-LINN-ar IMB-e met ar HII-thi-e
un-TUU-pa ca-la-CI-ryo MII-ri OI-a-le
sii VAN-wa NAA roo-MELL-o VAN-wa
na-MAAR-i-e NAI hi-ru-VA-lye VAL-i-mar
NAI E-lye HI-ru-va na-MAAR-i-e
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…
It’s been a while since we had here our last challenge. Time for another one! We shall test your memory and hawk-eye’s skill. Some questions are easy, some are hard, let’s see what you are made of! Answer the quiz below and the first one to get them all correctly will win a special prize! And I mean it! Erutulco the last winner of a challenge knows what I mean!
- What is the country with the smallest flag to be part of Eldar Ambaressë statistics?
- Which Vala has a tea store in Argentina?
- What is the sentence in Sindarin a girl should not have written in her panties?
- How do we say “Namárië” in Vuhlkansu, the mother tongue of Spock?
- What is Yoda’s wisest counsel for those waiting in line?
- Who’s got the most accurate tattoo? Sergio Agüero, Fernando Torres or none of them?
- Who was the first person who donated to the Elvish School Project?
- How many words are there in the Quenya101 Pangram?
- What is the 10th commandment of Angry Legolas?
- Which “Tolkien cards” character has a photo of a porn actress?
OBS.: Answer through the comment box here. Your answers will be analyzed by me but they will not be published until someones gets all correctly. I’ll write down the score of each one though, but not the answers. You can try getting a perfect score as many times as you want.