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    Default Quenya, or other Tolkien languages

    Polin quetė Quenya lambė. (I can speak the Quenya language.)

    What languages do you speak, or are interested in learning to speak?

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    I'd love to be able to speak Quenya as well, but of course I'm not going to be bothered with learning it!

    Latin is quite enough, thank you!

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    I would love to learn Quenya,
    but it is a bit beyond me!
    Sindarin is also a nice language...

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    It's not that hard. You could go to www.ardalambion.com and click the link to the "course".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie Plum
    It's not that hard. You could go to www.ardalambion.com and click the link to the "course".
    Ah, what? "It's not that hard"? I thought it was, when I started learning it ages ago (I've forgotten almost all of it now). Firstly, wading through all that ..extra information to get to the grammar stuff...all those explanations about WHY it might be like this but we're not quite sure, Tolkien may have changed it and it MIGHT be like this... :shock:

    Ok, so it maybe wasn't THAT bad. But Quenya grammar is supposed to be rather difficult seeing as it's based on Finnish. Now I've forgotten what other gripe I was supposed to mention, but never mind.

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    It's not too difficult. I actually started taking notes while I was reading the "Quenya course". I only have notes for the first 5 or so lessons, though.

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    I started to teach myself Quenya (or was it Sindarin?) from that site. But I didn't get far.
    I'd love to learn the language, but it's fairly hard when you have no-one to talk to face to face, using it.

    I may try to teach myself again though.

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    That's very true... I think most of what I know is through text (Quenya). You are learning Quenya at Ardalambion.com, if you are learning it from the course there. There really isn't much on Sindarin, really.

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    Interesting that there are people interested in learning Tolkien languages.

    I am not sure If I would take time to learn, but I think it is cool that there are people willing to learn.

    Where can you use any of the Tolkien languages, besides with some friends?

    It would be real interesting if Quenya became a live language (ie learned as a first language.).
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