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More on Learning Elvish

January 6, 2000 at 2:18 pm by Tehanu  - 

I had no idea this was such a popular pastime. Several fans have written in to give us more information about how to learn Elvish. According to Steuard Jensen “…the help files that come with Dan Smith’s Middle-earth fonts are excellent references in their own right…” He goes on to recommend the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, “…an international organisation devoted to a scholarly study of the invented languages of Tolkien.” They have a journal and sometimes Christopher Tolkien has submitted essays to them. Their website is here and contains a list of resources for Tolkien linguists.
Helge Fauskanger also wrote to say that “An Introduction to Elvish” is outdated: “More than 80% of what we know about Tolkien’s languages today was unknown when “An Introduction to To Elvish” appeared.
Helge has a website, the Ardalambion, “with more recent studies that take into account the wealth of new information,” which has come from Chris Tolkien among others.

Posted in Old Spy Reports on January 6, 2000 by

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