A Gateway to Sindarian: A Grammar of an Elvish Language From J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

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Sindarin was one of the last languages author and linguist Tolkien developed, and like the others it was not intended to be ideal in any way, but to be plausibly realistic as a pretended natural language. Though only part of his work on his languages has been published, Salo believes enough is known to begin the grammatic analysis of Sindarin. He describes the history of the language within its fantasy world, sounds, writings systems, historical phonology, mutations, the various parts of speech, compounds, ...
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Overview

Sindarin was one of the last languages author and linguist Tolkien developed, and like the others it was not intended to be ideal in any way, but to be plausibly realistic as a pretended natural language. Though only part of his work on his languages has been published, Salo believes enough is known to begin the grammatic analysis of Sindarin. He describes the history of the language within its fantasy world, sounds, writings systems, historical phonology, mutations, the various parts of speech, compounds, loanwords, and syntax. An English-Sindarin glossary is included, but no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780874808001
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The history of Sindarin 3
2 The sounds of Sindarin 19
3 Sindarin writing systems 26
4 Historical phonology of Sindarin 31
5 Mutations 73
6 Nouns 93
7 Adjectives 101
8 Pronouns 105
9 Verbs 111
10 Adverbs, prefixes, and prepositions 139
11 Conjunctions 148
12 The article 149
13 Interjections 153
14 Word formation 154
15 Compound words and names 173
16 Loanwords in Sindarin 191
17 Syntax 194
App. 1 Extant texts in Sindarin 211
App. 2 A Sindarin-English glossary 234
App. 3 Eldarin roots 294
App. 4 An English-Sindarin glossary 317
App. 5 Sindarin names 337
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