https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephBallin

Elvish

My gal pal and I are really big Tolkien geeks and I'm a huge fan of duolingo. It'd be pretty miraculous if the two combined for an Elvish program. So anyone out there who might know Elvish, I urge you to volunteer. There's Klingon in the works, so why not humor the fantasy fans? Thanks!

April 15, 2016

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

What Elvish would you like to learn? Tolkien made two main Elvish languages. If you would like to learn them, Memrise has both (it's free like Duolingo):

Quenya: http://www.memrise.com/course/66405/quenya-tolkien-elvish/

Sindarin: http://www.memrise.com/course/484507/sindarin-phrases-3/

There are a few others but those are the main two. Duolingo plans to make a Sindarin course (at least, that's what the incubator says...) but it is not even started yet. Hope this helps you.

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amandalynn6

Maybe going to the Council of Elrond directly?

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephBallin

I was looking more at Quenya, but if Sindarin is out, I wouldn't argue. Thanks for the help!

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/earthkissed

honestly the elvish languages are the only conlangs i would be really interested in, and its because the script is so gorgeous.

April 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DafyddEvejam

I would love to see Elvish, I am aware that Tolkien used the Welsh language as the inspiration for Elvish. So until Elvish appears, might be helpful to get a head start learning Welsh?

How closely Elvish and Welsh are related I am not certain, I think it is just the method of pronunciation that is the same/similar.

November 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndromedaW3

Quenya (High-elven) is one of the two most complete of Tolkien's languages (the other being Sindarin, or Grey-elven). The phonology and grammar of Quenya are strongly influenced by Finnish, Latin, Greek and elements of ancient Germanic languages, and Sindarin is strongly influenced by Welsh. Picking which language to do as well as interests levels may be why it is taking so long! I vote for Quenya, but will take Sindarin as well. Good luck to all of us interested!

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElvishDame

I would love to learn Sindarin, as it's the more commonly spoken one.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Benitolss256

SINDARIN!!! it sounds beautiful

A Elbereth Gilthoniel silivren penna míriel o menel aglar elenath! Na-chaered palan-díriel o galadhremmin ennorath, Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, sí nef aearon!

A Elbereth Gilthoniel o menel palan-diriel, le nallon sí di'nguruthos! A tiro nin, Fanuilos!

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snizzlington

Omg I would absolutely love for there to be a good Quenya course. @o@ My only concern would be that learning to /write/ the language would be difficult, just like in Japanese (Idk if Quenya has stroke order for writing but still. It'll be difficult to get it right.)

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElvishDame

Maegovannen, mellon. Elen sila lumenn omentielvo.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndromedaW3

Ar' a' lle

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skyite

please that would be amazing

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndromedaW3

Klingon has started waiting on the Elvish as well!

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatiasReccius

+1 for Tolkien's elvish!

February 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.R.RTolkien

ikr! im also a tolkien geek and i've wanted Elvish on here for ages!

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SunSolar96

Aiya Sut naa lle sina re?

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephBallin

Aiya is hello, right? That's literally the extent of my Elvish

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SunSolar96

Yes! Aiya is hello :)

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephBallin

Off to a good start! What is the rest?

April 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndromedaW3

Amin naa eithel ar' lle?

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ikala8

is this up for learning?

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L0SSIE

Yes, please!

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cal826234

I hope that they add Quenya as well as Sindarin, because I like both of them, although I prefer the sindarin writing system.

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KungKras

A Quenya course would be so cool.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LJtheya

yes!!!! there's so many people trying to get this to be a thing, this is amazing. If you want to contribute, either Sindarin or Quenya, you can go to incubator.duolingo.com

January 31, 2019
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