Is The Silmarillion in Elvish?

‘The Silmarillion in Elvish’ Project is an attempt to translate fragments of The Silmarillion by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien into Elvish languages: Quenya and Sindarin.

What is Legolas Elvish name?

The name Legolas is a Silvan dialect form of pure Sindarin Laegolas, meaning ‘green leaf’. It consists of Sindarin words laeg (“green”) and golas (“a collection of leaves, foliage, being a prefixed collective form of las(s) “leaf”). The Quenya translation of Legolas is Laiqualassë.

Is Elvish inspired by Finnish?

Tolkien took an interest in the Finnish mythology of the Kalevala, then became acquainted with Finnish, which he found to provide an aesthetically pleasing inspiration for his High-elven language.

What does Galadriel mean in Elvish?

Galadriel is the Sindarinized version of Telerin Quenya Alatáriel, the name given to her by her lover Celeborn, meaning “maiden crowned with a garland of bright radiance”, which referred to her hair.

Can Legolas speak Quenya?

Quenya was mainly only spoken by the Noldorin elves, especially in the First Age. As Legolas isn’t Noldorin, and his grandfather Oropher held a strong anti-Noldor grudge until he died, I’d doubt that anyone would have taught Legolas Quenya.

Who is sindar?

“Círdan was a Telerin Elf, one of the highest of those who were not transported to Valinor but became known as the Sindar, the Grey-elves; he was akin to Olwë, one of the two kings of the Teleri, and lord of those who departed over the Great Sea.

Did Legolas ever marry?

After the destruction of the One Ring, Legolas remained in Minas Tirith for Aragorn’s coronation and marriage to Arwen. Later, Legolas and Gimli travelled together through Fangorn forest and to the Glittering Caves of Aglarond, as Legolas had promised Gimli….How old is Gollum?

Character Age in years
Denethor 89

Did J. R. R. Tolkien learn Finnish?

But he had to admit that he had “never learned Finnish well enough to do more than plod through a bit of the original like a schoolboy…”

Did J. R. R. Tolkien speak Finnish?

While Tolkien did struggle with Finnish, he still appreciated it enough to use it as a basis for some of his made-up languages, especially the Elvish language Quenya. Linguistically, it is very close to Finnish, particularly through its use of suffixes to change the meaning of words, and the lack of gendered pronouns.

Who is the oldest Elf in LotR?

The oldest elf in the entire Tolkien Legendarium is Ingwë, the High King of the Vanyarin Elves, and the most ancient elf is Imin, one of the fathers of the Elves.

How did Aragorn meet Legolas?

Though the timelines don’t quite match up with Thranduil’s post-Hobbit advice for Legolas to find “Strider,” it is implied that Legolas and Aragorn met between the two movies. If not from Legolas’ travels, then they two met when Aragorn brought Gollum to Mirkwood, per Gandalf’s request.