A Gateway to Sindarin

Author: David Salo
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 0874808006
Format: PDF, ePub
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A serious linguistic analysis of Tolkien's Sindarin language. Includes the grammar, morphology, and history of the language.

A Gateway to Sindarin

Author: David Salo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780874809121
Format: PDF
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A serious look at J. R. R. Tolkien's elvish tongue Sindarin, by means of its grammar, morphology, and history. Supplemental material includes a vocabulary, Sindarin names, and a glossary of terms.

Sindarin Dictionary

Author: J-M Carpenter
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291332162
Format: PDF
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This unauthorised dictionary aims to be a comprehensive resource of Sindarin, bringing together every attested word from a large number of sources, into both Sindarin-English and English-Sindarin formats. This book also includes separate wordlists of all attested Doriathrin Sindarin words, and prepositions.--p. [4] of cover.

The Complete Tolkien Companion

Author: J. E. A. Tyler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466866454
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For all those who journey to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference - names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink - to be found in Tolkien's world, which includes not only The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings but also The Simarillion and many other posthumously published works. A detailed explanation of the various Elvish writing systems, together with maps, charts, and genealogical tables, bring the remarkable genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable world and wonder of Middle Earth to life with focus and accuracy. Presented in alphabetical order for quick and easy reference, this is an indispensable accompaniment for anyone who embarks on the reading journey of a lifetime. First published in 1976, this edition has been fully revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien lovers.

A Fan s Guide to Neo Sindarin

Author: Fiona Jallings
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0997432160
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Enchanted with Elvish? This is Neo-Sindarin, the language as it has flourished on the Internet using Tolkien's creation as a roadmap. This book functions as a friendly introduction to the Neo-Sindarin community. Included is the most current information available to fans. Within explore Neo-Sindarin academics, learn simple linguistic concepts, practice useful phrases while studying grammar, and look at the world through Elven eyes: from how they count on their fingers to how they organize the cosmos. Govano ven! (Join us!)

The Languages of Tolkien s Middle earth

Author: Ruth S. Noel
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780395291306
Format: PDF
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Explains the fourteen different languages and assorted alphabets of Middle-earth, translates Elvish poetry, war slogans, and sayings, and features a complete dictionary of non-English words in the Middle-earth classics

The Writing of Middle Earth

Author: H. L. Fourie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781495387128
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Writing of Middle Earth will introduce you to the fascinating Hobbit and dwarfish runes and to the mysterious Tengwar script of the elves of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. You will learn how to decipher inscriptions on Thror's map, Durin's door and the One Ring and how to write your own name in Elvish letters. The history, construction and usage of these runes will be described as well as how to use these scripts and fonts on your computer. There is also a quiz to challenge you.

English As She Is Spoke

Author: Jose de Fonseca & Carolino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625580312
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. Even worse, they didn't own an English-to-Portuguese dictionary. What they did have, though, was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century. Armed with Fonseca and Carolino's guide, a Portuguese traveler can insult a barber ("What news tell me? All hairs dresser are newsmonger"), complain about the orchestra ("It is a noise which to cleve the head"), go hunting ("let aim it! let make fire him"), and consult a handy selection of truly mystifying "Idiotisms and Proverbs."

Subcreation Fictional World Construction from J R R Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams

Author: Stefanie Schult
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544194
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The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.