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A Gateway to Sindarin: A Grammar of an Elvish Language from Jrr Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

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From the 1910s to the 1970s, author and linguist J. R. R. Tolkien worked at creating plausibly realistic languages to be used by the creatures and characters in his novels. Like his other languages, Sindarin was a new invention, not based on any existing or artificial language. By the time of his death, he had established fairly complete descriptions of two languages, the "elvish" tongues Quenya and Sindarin. He was able to compose poetic and prose texts in both, and he also constructed a lengthy sequence of changes for both from an ancestral "proto-language," comparable to the development of historical languages and capable of analysis with the techniques of historical linguistics.

In A Gateway to Sindarin, David Salo has created a volume that is a serious look at an entertaining topic. Salo covers the grammar, morphology, and history of the language. Supplemental material includes a vocabulary, Sindarin names, a glossary of terms, and an annotated list of works relevant to Sindarin. What emerges is an homage to Tolkien's scholarly philological efforts.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

David Salo is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. He was the primary linguistic consultant to film director Peter Jackson for the Lord of the Rings movie series.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Preface

List of Abbreviations

1. The History of Sindarin

2. The Sounds of Sindarin

3. Sindarin Writing Systems

4. Historical Phonology of Sindarin

5. Mutations

6. Nouns

7. Adjectives

8. Pronouns

9. Verbs

10. Adverbs, Prefixes, and Prepositions

11. Conjunctions

12. The Article

13. Interjections

14. Word Formation

15. Compound Words and Names

16. Loanwords in Sindarin

17. Syntax

Appendix 1. Extant Texts in Sindarin

Appendix 2. A Sindarin-English Glossary

Appendix 3. Eldarian Roots

Appendix 4. An English-Sindarin Glossary

Appendix 5. Sindarin Names

Appendix 6. Miscellanea

Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Annotated Bibliography

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Lilla K., July 9, 2013 (view all comments by Lilla K.)
I *so* want this title! I've read bits of the Tolkien's Languages of Middle Earth and have been learning Sindarin and Quenya vocabulary online from Council of Elrond
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ISBN:
9780874809121
Author:
Salo, David
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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