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Do you prefer Quenya or Sindarin?
Quenya 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
Sindarin 60%  60%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 11:00 pm 
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What are your opinions on Quenya VS. Sindarin? Which is easier to use? Which is more widely used? Which is used in the movies? And which is a more complete language? Etc....

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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 11:10 pm 
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I hear Quenya is the easier language, but Sindarin seems to be the more popular language. I'm not sure which is more complete to be honest, but I personally prefer the way Quenya sounds!

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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 11:14 pm 
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I got the impression by the little bit I have read that sindarin is the more popular as well.

I remember reading somewhere that there are actually several hundreds of people in the world who speak one of them fluent and one was much more popular than the other.... but I can not remember which it was and have no idea where I had read that information.... it was years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 3:41 pm 
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Hmm, but not even Tolkien could speak any of his Elvish languages fluently... although maybe some disagree (or will) with the following FAQ...

... but I agree :)

http://www.elvish.org/FAQ.html

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Is it possible to speak Quenya and Sindarin?

"No. The vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of Tolkien's invented languages, even of Quenya and Sindarin, are far too incomplete to allow its casual, conversational, or quotidian use. As Tolkien himself stated,"It should be obvious that if it is possible to compose fragments of verse in Quenya and Sindarin, those languages (and their relations one to another) must have reached a fairly high degree of organization — though of course, far from completeness, either in vocabulary, or in idiom" (Letters p. 380). (What's more, it is plain that nearly every occasion upon which Tolkien set about to compose in one of his invented languages resulted in a flurry of new invention, reconsideration, and change; so that the fact that he could compose something at one time did not mean that either the result or its bases were fixed, either at that time or at any time thereafter.)..."

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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 7:16 pm 
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I am sure that where I heard that was probably meaning that they speak fluently that which does exist of the language.

That's my guess.


I know that it is not an entirely complete language but I think it is complete enough that you could convey most needs.

But this was about 5 years ago I heard this stuff and like I said... don't remember where.

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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
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Personally for me I prefer Sindarin, since it flows more natural for me and with my native tounge... (Swedish) Though I love the sound of Quenya, but for me Sindarin is easier to get a grip of!! <3 Novaer!! //merilthel


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 Post subject: Re: Quenya Vs. Sindarin
PostPosted: September 27th, 2016, 10:26 pm 
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Awesome. Is Sindarin similar to Swedish or just a lot of similar sounds or something? ( I know nothing of Swedish )

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