Write Your Name in Elvish

Submitted by: OmnicronXIII 13 years ago in Misc
http://www.starchamber.com/paracelsus/elvish/elvish-in-ten-minutes.html

Learn how to write your name in Elvish in only ten minutes.
There are 34 comments:
Female 247
That was awesome!:-)
0
Reply
Female 45
)-| DarkBlue39, relax..
0
Reply
Male 59
^^ Um...Thanks?
0
Reply
Female 259
i love dis site.......
0
Reply
Female 24
This isn`t a language, it`s a writing system. And Quenya is also based off of Latin. There is actually a Quenya Mode of Tengwar, and a Sindarin Mode, and also an English Mode which is a little short of vowels however, which is what makes it a little confusing. But it`s nothing like what this site claims it is. It was meant to be a way to phonetically represent words in any language for which there was a Mode, not a way to simply encode the letters of that language or be a language in and of itself.
0
Reply
Male 372
Tolkien worked on that language for his entire life, that`s how it`s so detailed. Also, he was a professor of languages, so he most likely derived it from Sanskrit. And he probably adapted it to Quenya and Sindarin, which are based on Finnish and Welsh, respectively.
0
Reply
Female 24
For instance, the transliterations they do on the site are wrong. The "r" that looks like a "y" is actually used for a trilled r and the other r is used for everything else. Lynne doesn`t have a double letter in it because the n isn`t pronounced twice, as it is in something like "penknife". And the e isn`t ponounced at all. Also, the dots for the y are only used when you palatalize a consonant, using the "y" as a consonant as well (like in "Tanya"). If the y is a vowel, than you just use the symbol for the vowel sound it`s pornouned as. And the dot is never used for e, silent or otherwise, and all the vowels can be written either above or below.
0
Reply
Female 24
Technically, though, "Cook" only has one vowel since only one is pronounced. Tengwar isn`t supposed to write the same way letter for letter as English, it`s supposed to be phonetic.
0
Reply
Female 31
If you have two vowels in a row you put the first vowel over the consanant, and the second one goes over a placeholder...just like gizmo said. I even asked the dude who made the website because I had that problem with my name too
0
Reply
Female 43
what it really reminds me of is Hebrew...except hebrew is written in the opposite direction...and the vowels alternate top and bottom...but that is because they where added later on....so really come to think of it...it is nothing like hebrew at all...
0
Reply
Male 57
man somebody had to be really dorky and bored to make that thing
0
Reply
Male 61
Im to lazy to go through all of that.
0
Reply
Male 384
my understanding for two vowels in a row is that you place the first over the preceding consanant and put the second on top of a placeholder. i could be wrong so feel free to correct me.
0
Reply
Male 16
This is surprisingly entertaining...
0
Reply
Female 133

0
Reply
Male 59
I`m not too sure on that maybe you can e-mail him.
0
Reply
Female 63
or one over the c and one under??
0
Reply
Female 515
What do you do if you have two vowels in a row? For example, my last name is Cook. Would I just put two O symbols above the C?
0
Reply
Male 59

My sister`s name

0
Reply
Male 59

My first name

0
Reply
Female 63
nm
0
Reply
Female 63
how did you guys make the elvish letters in order to post them? did you draw them in Paint?
0
Reply
Male 129
ok if there was a pervert on here and saw ur name, ur screwed, that means u Liana Elizabeth Chavarin!! anyway i have the best name ever and its to good to be shown
0
Reply
Male 58

0
Reply
Female 46
There are just way too many similarities to Devanagari (the script used in Hindi, Sanskrit, Nepali, and a few other South Asian languages).
0
Reply
Male 76
you people are drating stupid and so is this its the most useless thing i have ever saw on here you drating morons
0
Reply
Female 45


How pretty.
0
Reply
Male 384
Tolkien WAS a very skilled linguist and DID base the languages in his books from existing or dead languages.
0
Reply
Female 82
That is really cool! I think Tolkien was a professor of languages and he could speak all sorts of languages. He probably based Elvish off of a bunch of other languages like you said Osprey.
0
Reply
Female 142
This is AWESOME!
0
Reply
Female 43
Wow..I`m amazed at the language he`s created.
0
Reply
Male 1,407
The way the vowels are in Elvish is just like in Hindi, Bengali, and pretty much all Sanskritic languages.
0
Reply
Male 372
This thing rocks! I made my name in Quenya:

0
Reply
Male 59
Link: Write Your Name in Elvish [Rate Link] - Learn how to write your name in Elvish in only ten minutes.

Have you ever wondered what your name would look like in the Elvish characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien for the Lord of the Rings? Want an Elvish tattoo, but don`t know where to get started?

0
Reply