I guess studying Latin and Greek keeps me quite occupied, and if I were going to read up on a conlang, it would probably be Esperanto. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Gateway to Sindarin , please sign up. Una lettura decisamente consigliata a tutti gli appassionati! Jaylee Balch rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Lists with This Book.
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A Gateway to Sindarin : A Grammar of an Elvish Language from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Jun 01, James Spahn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a book by linguist David Salo. It is a solid piece of scholarship. I guess studying Latin and Greek keeps me quite occupied, and if I were going to read up on a conlang, it would probably be Esperanto.
If you are looking for a fictional story this isn’t the way to go, it is literally an in-depth aa book ot with pronunciation, grammar, sentence structure and so so much more. Salo’s version of Sindarin is an interesting exercise, but unless you are already a Sindarin scholar, you won’t know where Salo is making reasonable claims and where he is ignoring valid counterpoints.
However, what it is is an excellent description of many of the features of one of the two main Elven languages invented by Tolkien. On the bow, Tengwar in Beleriandic mode read “Annon na Edhellen”, which is a Neo-Sindarin translation of the book’s title.
Jul 27, Haplila added it. This page has been accessed 29, times. A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J. What gwteway is an homage to Tolkien’s scholarly philological efforts. In other languages Suomi.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My mother took one look and gave up, its very complicated for people not in the field. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a textbook, and a bateway one. Tolkien worked at creating plausibly realistic languages to be used by the creatures and characters in his novels.
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Katherine Linkous rated it really liked it Apr 15, Oct 21, Nancy rated sinadrin it was amazing. However, he also noted that the work on the one hand might be inaccessible to learners of Sindarin since Salo uses a very technical languageand on the other hand not very sindrain by linguists because of Salo’s ” lack of distinction between Tolkien-made and Salo-made historic forms “.
Oct 14, Linda Hoover rated it it was amazing. Una lettura decisamente consigliata a tutti gli appassionati! 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 tl historical linguistics.
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I passed on it because a gaateway of them didn’t seem to like it because it was not “real” Tolkien Sindarin–and I don’t know if it covers Quenya as Tolkien seems to use that one more than Sindarin and I didn’t know if sindadin covered Doriath Sindarin or studied the changes by age like Adunaic.
Micah rated it did not like it May 19, In A Gateway to SindarinDavid Salo has created a volume that is a serious look at an entertaining topic. Page Talk Edit History. Is is worth it? He was able to compose sondarin 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.
It is not a a “How to Speak Sindarin” language teaching text, so those of us wishing to challenge the pre-eminence of Klingon will have to wait for that.
Salo did a great job and if you want to learn elvish this is the only way to go