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Sindarin   Sindarin

Sindarin is a fictional language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and spoken by the Grey-elves or Sindar in his books about Middle-earth (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, etc). Sindarin is loosely based on Welsh and was originally called Gnomish. The name Sindarin is in fact Quenya - an old native name for the language is Eglathrin.

Sindarin is can be written with a number of alphabets, including the Latin alphabet, Cirth and Tengwar. The Tengwar script for Sindarin can be written with vowel diacritics (Standard Mode), or with separate symbols for vowels (the Mode of Beleriand).

Tengwar for Sindarin

Consonants
Sindarin consonants

Vowels
Sindarin vowels

Notes

Numerals

Tengwar numerals

Tengwar numerals are written from right to left.

Sources: http://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-sindarin/en/sjn/, https://www.tecendil.com/

Download an alphabet chart for Sindarin (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Sindarin in the Mode of Beleriand

Transliteration

Ennyn Durin aran Moria: pedo mellon a minno!
Im Narvi hain echant. Celebrimbor o Eregion teithant i thiw hin.

Translation

Gate of Durin, King of Moria, say friend and enter!
I, Narvi made them. Celebrimbor of Eregion drew these signs.
(inscription on the Gate of Moria)

Sample recording in Sindarin

Links

Informain about Sindarin and Tengwar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindarin
http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/teng-sin.pdf
http://at.mansbjorkman.net/teng_beleriand.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengwar
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Tengwar
http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Tengwar
http://at.mansbjorkman.net/tengwar.htm
http://sindarinlessons.weebly.com/43---sindarin-alphabet.html
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Sindarin

Tengwar pages

Tengwar for Quenya, Sindarin, Arabic, English, High Valyrian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portugese, Scottish Gaelic (1), Scottish Gaelic (2), Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Vietnamese, Welsh

Tolkien's alphabets and languages

Cirth | Sarati | Tengwar for Quenya | Tengwar for Sindarin | Uruk Runes | Links | Books about Tolkien's languages | Tolkien's books

Fictional alphabets


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