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|25th October 2006: Lesson 0 has been finished,|
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A course of the Department of Tolkien languages.
- Course code: ALE-U-QUE1
- Suggested prerequisites:
- Time investment:
- Assessment suggestions:
- Faculty: Humanities
- School: Language and Literature
- Department: Tolkien languages
- Stream: Elvish stream
Course Contents and Goals
This course will provide you with a complete knowledge of Quenya, the best-known of the languages invented by Tolkien, as it was conceived in the last years of Tolkien's life. This language is more or less the version devised in the Lord of the Rings (see the problem of the canon).
The aims of the course are to:
- Learn Phonology, Grammar and Syntax of the (last) Quenya as we can infer from the Corpus.
- Knowledge of this aspect will also seek to make learners understand how we arrived at this form of Quenya and which "rules" are explicitly provided by Tolkien himself, or have been inferred.
- Provide learners with introductory notions of
- "Non-Fictional" development of Quenya (from the Qenya of 1915 to the Quenya of 1973)
- "Fictional" development of Quenya (from w:Primitive Quendian)
- Quenya Corpus
The following are principal learning devices used in this course, to which every lesson refers. Other materials may be required from time-to-time and their links will be provided in each lesson.
Before starting the regular lesson, it is required for learners to acquire some concepts that will frequently appear throughout this course along with instructions on how to read and write a Quenya text. Lesson 0 is a must for every learner, while in the Advanced Level section, materials are present that we suggest learners to read, but are not essential to Quenya acquisition and understanding. Especially, we suggest reading the section on how the concept of canon can be applied to Tolkien's Legendarium and Languages.
- Lesson 0: Sundocarmi and Lambelë.
- Theory of Sundocarmi - Phonology - Phonetics - Stress.
In addition we suggest learners read (and possibly apprend) the following documents before starting the regular lessons. For any questions, please refer to Lesson 0 talk
- The concept of literary canon applied to Middle-earth
- Fauskanger's Introduction to Quenya studies (Q#F:Introduction).
- Why study Quenya? - The question of copyright - What is Quenya like? - The sources - A word of warning regarding parts of the corpus - Spelling conventions.
Translation assignment 1 Translate 3 well known kids songs ( eg. Old mc donald, Mary had a little lamb) into quenya.
Additional helpful readings include:
- Quenya - a Wikibook on Quenya, covering grammar extensively.
- Wikijunior Quenya - a Wikijunior page on Quenya.
Resources on the web:
- Ardalambion (by Helge Kåre Fauskanger): The Tongues of Arda, Lessons, etc.
- Quenya Course, with downloadable lessons and a study into Tolkien's inspirations and sources
- Wordlists — the best and most up-to-date wordlists available online.
- Some modern names in Quenya (Now We Have All Got Elvish Names)
- Gwaith-i-phethdain Fellowship of the Wordsmiths. Quenya info also beyond Tolkien
- Vinyar Tengwar
- Download Vinyar Tengwar 43, with Tolkien's Quenya translation of the Lord's Prayer
- Parma Eldalamberon
- Lambengolmor-List Subscribe to recent developments in the study of Tolkien's languages
- Quettie Conversional Quenya by Lisa Star
- Parma Tyelpelassiva - The book of silver leaves
- Ardhon Ellammath List of Quenya sound files
- Are High Elves Finno-Ugric?
- Quenya's relation to Finnish
- English-Quenya Dictionary
- Generator for Quenya typographical filler text
- very detailed Quenya-English and English-Quenya dictionaries Also provides grammar
- La Montagne du Destin French site that contains some information about quenya
- "Quenya" in Enciclopedia Libre en Español
- "Ambarenya.net" German Quenya Lexicon, including Phrasebook
- Lambe órello óren Croatian site with Quenya Grammar Summary, texts, and sound files.
- Lambi eldaron Slovak site about Quenya and Sindarin
- Google in Quenya (unofficial)
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