A Gateway to Sindarin

Author: David Salo
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 9780874808001
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 0874809126
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 9781291332162
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Sindarin (Artificial language)

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.

A Fan s Guide to Neo Sindarin

Author: Fiona Jallings
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780997432169
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre:

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: 0395291305
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Fiction

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 Complete Tolkien Companion

Author: J. E. A. Tyler
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466866454
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

The Writing of Middle Earth

Author: H. L. Fourie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1495387127
Release Date: 2012-12-29
Genre: Fiction

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.

From Elvish to Klingon

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192807090
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This fascinating book takes invented languages and explores the origins, purpose, and usage of these curious artefacts of culture. Written by experts in the field, chapters discuss a wide range of languages - from Esperanto to Klingon - and uncover the motives behind their creation and the outcomes of their existence.

English As She Is Spoke

Author: Jose de Fonseca & Carolino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781625580313
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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."

The Origins of Tolkien s Middle earth For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111806898X
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth – including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor – and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Author: Rose A. Zimbardo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618422536
Release Date: 2005-04-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

The Minimalist Syntax of Defective Domains

Author: Acrisio Pires
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027233622
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book unifies the analysis of certain non-finite domains, focusing on subject licensing, agreement, and Case and control. It proposes a minimalist analysis of English gerunds which allows only a null subject PRO (TP-defective gerunds), a lexical subject (gerunds as complements of perception verbs), or both types of subjects (clausal gerunds). It then analyzes Portuguese infinitives, showing that the morphosyntactic properties of non-inflected and inflected infinitives correlate with distinct treatments of obligatory and non-obligatory control. It explores these and other phenomena to show that tense and event binding do not correlate with the contrast between control and raising/exceptional case marking (ECM), against null Case theories of control. A Probe-Goal approach to Case and agreement is adopted in combination with a movement analysis of control. The book then investigates diachronic morphosyntactic phenomena involving infinitives, verb movement and cliticization in Portuguese, exploring a cue-based theory of syntactic change grounded in language acquisition.

Bilbo s Last Song

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385752961
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a longing to set forth on his ultimate journey and a tender farewell to friends left behind. Pauline Baynes’s jewel-like illustrations lushly depict both this final voyage and scenes from The Hobbit, as Bilbo remembers his first journey while he prepares for his last.