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we should do the lord of the rings elvish language

i think we should do this

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin
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Is the elvish language really complete though?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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no, it isn't. Elvish languages are artistic languages, not auxiliary ones, which means they were not designed to be actually spoken, just to look pretty. there's not enough resources to learn them and speak them. not the original Tolkien's versions, at least.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

Yes, it actually is. You can find it online. My friends cousin knows it fluently.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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I recommend this read.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Some artistic languages are fairly complete (e.g. gjâ-zym-byn; the author uses it to write his diary in it, for example).

But yes, Sindarin is not complete and I believe Quenya even less so.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/huge_lotr_fan

Yes. It is complete as Tolkien wrote both languages out fully, if you'd actually read the books, watched the behind-the-scenes of the movies, and read the Silmarillion, you would know that the Elvish tongues were used for ALL communication in Imladris and Lorien among the elves. And if you don't know what/where Imladris is, you are not a true fan.

1 year ago

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Yeah I am not a true fan, which is why I asked. Did he write it all out in a dictionary of some sort?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/huge_lotr_fan

Kind of but mostly it was in his notes and notebooks and it was in no particular order. Other people have taken Tolkien's notes and created an Elvish dictionary. SIndarin is slightly less complete than Quenya, true, but there have been some serious fans that have filled in the gaps.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arcticwolfpup
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I'm not sure if Duolingo would ever do that language but check out Memrise, they might have a few courses on that.

2 years ago

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You can offer to do this in the incubator if you have the skills and time.

2 years ago