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

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

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by David Salo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874809126

ISBN-13: 9780874809121

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: University of Utah Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874809121
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
177,400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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
Addendum

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