A Conversation for Useful Elvish Phrases
Nunarssuaq Started conversation Oct 16, 2005
Quenya is not the dialect of High Elves. The High Elven language is Sindarin, which is mostly used for ceremonial purposes. Quenya is the conversational dialect of Elvish.
titan_monarch Posted Nov 8, 2006
I quote "The Lord of the Rings": Appendix F - The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age.
"Of the Eldarin tongues two are found in this book: the High-elven or Quenya, and the Grey-elven or Sindarin." Sindarin is, in fact, the conversational version, while Quenya is the ceremonial one.
Neither of the two forms of Elvish was originally designed as a speakable language. Quenya has a large vocabulary but few grammar rules, while Sindarin has detailed grammar, but less vocabulary. It is still possible to become quite fluent, however, given these limitations - which is the point of the "Useful Elvish Phrases" section really!
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