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« We each have our own personal linguistic potential: we each have a native language. But that is not the language that we speak, our cradle-tongue, the first-learned... »


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien English and Welsh, 

The Monsters and the Critics, p. 190



Summary of the Sindarin grammar by Ryszard Derdzinsk

Sindarin Pronouns - a reconstruction by Ryszard Derdzinski

Dictionary of the Reconstructed Sindarin Words by Ryszard Derdzinski



Summary of the Quenya grammar by Ryszard Derdzinski (under construction)

Quenya Pronouns - a reconstruction by Ryszard Derdzinski

Dictionary of the Reconstructed Quenya Words carried out by Boris Shapiro



Ælfwine by Anthony Appleyard

Elvish Pronouns by Ryszard Derdzinski

History of the Elvish Writing Systems by Gildor Inglorion [download fonts]

Sarati Rúmilo Quenya Mode by Ryszard Derdzinski

The Calendars of Imladris, Gondor and the Shire... by Boris Shapiro


Sindarin Compositions
Aerlinn in elvellyn o Thol Gannel by Eirien Tuilinn

Amrûn o Lamedon by Eirien Tuilinn

Ave Maria in Sindarin by Ryszard Derdzinski

Galadriel's Lament by Ryszard Derdzinski

Ist-Minlamad Fangorn by Ryszard Derdzinski

Morn 'ellui  by Didier Willis (ELPP*)

Naergon an Kharas Crist-Erui by Iessadriel (Jessie Christiansen) [sound file]

Our Father by Ryszard Derdzinski [sound file]

Pent Fangorn by Ryszard Derdzinski

Riddle of Strider by Ryszard Derdzinski

Ring Poem by Ryszard Derdzinski

Sam Gamgee's Letter by Ryszard Derdziński (ELPP)

Sindarin Prose Fragment by Didier Willis

Song of Gondor by Ryszard Derdzinski
The Oath of Cirion and Eorl by Didier Willis and Helge K. Fauskanger
The Snowmane's Epitaph by Ryszard Derdzinski (ELPP)

Tinúviel Fragment by Ryszard Derdzinski (ELPP)


Quenya Compositions
Ainulindalë Fragment by Ryszard Derdzinski

Altariello Lírë by Aiwë

Altariello Nainië Mistalondessë by Ryszard Derdziński (ELPP)
Ave Maria in Quenya by Ryszard Derdzinski
Cuivienello Tol Eressëanna by Ryszard Derdzinski

Cuivienyarna Fragment by Ryszard Derdzinski

I Lirilla Lehtalëo by Diego Sebastian Bao and Tandra Chu
I Omentië Vinyamassë by Lukas Novak

Ninqueldan by Arandil Elenion
Númen by David Chapman 

Oath of the Fëanorians by Milan Rezac 

Our Father in Quenya by Ryszard Derdzinski

Quenya Prose Fragment by Didier Willis, translated by Sébastien Bertho

Ring Poem by Maciej Garbowski

Quenta Silmarillion Fragment: 'Of the beginning of days' by Sébastien Bertho

Quenta Silmarillion: 'Of the coming of the Elves' by Ryszard Derdzinski

Quenta Silmarillion: 'Of the ruin of Beleriand' by Brett Engetschwiler

Rómen by David Chapman

Tirno Silmarillion by Arandil Elenion

Two Christian Prayers by David Chapman 

Valacormaron Fragment by Ryszard Derdzinski
Valaquenta: Introduction by Ryszard Derdzinski
Valaquenta: Of Manwë ar Melcor by Ryszard Derdzinski


Telerin Compositions

Alatarielo Nainie by Vicente S. Velasco

Alatarielo Nainie Mistalonnese by Ryszard Derdzinski


*[ELPP] - text that will be presented during the next Elvish Language Poetry Prize


Elvish Calligraphy

Elvish Wedding Invitation by Boris Shapiro and Olga Kukhtenkova

Maendeithad Edhellen by D.Daniel Andriës

On Frumsceafte Ilúuatar by Arkadiusz Kubala

Rúmilian Document 'Oath of Fëanor's Sons' by Karolina Stopa 

Samwise Gamgee's Letter by Ryszard Derdzinski

Sindarin Inscriptions by D.Daniel Andriës

Wedding Invitation by Joanna and Damian Gucza 

Wedding Rings by S. and J. Pfeiffer


Elvish Linguistic Gallery

Gildor Inglorion


Karolina Stopa
Leonid Korablev

Patrick Wynne

Ryszard Derdzinski
S. Juchimov

Tom Loback



The Lord of the Rings Movie by Ryszard Derdzinski

Elvish Phrases in the LotR movie by Ryszard Derdzinski

Galadhorn's Tolkien Shop by Ryszard Derdzinski

Elvish cakes by Ryszard Derdzinski

Tengwar for Polish by Ryszard Derdzinski
Quenya Numerals by Ryszard Derdzinski



Elvish Linguisitc Calendar v.1.1 [PDF 2,6 MB]

History of the Elvish Writing Systems by Gildor Inglorion [PDF, RTF]

History of the Elvish Writing Systems: Fonts [WinRar 300 KB]

Sindarin Dictionary: Update [PDF 84 KB]

Tolkien Calendar by Elenhil Laiquendo [WinZip 224 KB]


Elvish Linguistic Library
Sindarin Dictionary by Ryszard Derdzinski 

Elvish Linguisitc Calendar by Ryszard Derdzinski

Le dictionnaire des langues elfiques by Edouard Kloczko (in French)

Resources by Ryszard Derdzinski

Tolkien's Legendarium edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter

Vinyar Tengwar #42: Review by Ryszard Derdzinski


Elvish Linguisitc Links
Elvish Linguistic Fellowship - lots of resources - edited by Carl F. Hostetter.
Eldalamberon - Art, Music and Language. Info on Parma Eldalamberon.

Ardalambion - best site on the Arda languages  - edited by Helge Fauskanger.
Elfing Mailing List - mailing list for all Elvish linguists.
TolkLang - another good list for the Elvish linguists.
Sindarin Translator - very, very useful - by Didier Willis.
Amanyë Tenceli - all about Sarati and Tengwar - edited by Mans Björkman.

Utúvielyë Quenya - compendium on Quenya - edited by John Wordsworth.
Elm - a wonderful visit in the land where they speak Elvish - by Ales Bican

Mellonath Daeron - mainly on Quenya and Sindarin.
Dan Smith's Tengwar and Cirth fonts - highly recommended.
Quettar Tolkieno - Marcus A. Smith presents concordances for Tolkien's books

Quenya Grammar Reexamined - by Anthony Appleyard

Das Sindarin-Lexicon by Christian Buzek - wonderful stuff in Deutsch

Tengwar Fëanora - best Polish page devoted to Tengwar.
Hiswelókë - good linguistic material in French - edited by Didier Willis.
Tol Gannel - The Poets' Court  - by Eirien - isle of Sindarin poetry!

La faculté des études elfíques  - on Tolkien in French - by Edouard Kloczko.
Barad Eithel - Beleriand online! - edited by Hisielindo (in Russian).
Tyalië Tyelelliéva - Elvish Language Poetry Prize! - edited by Lisa Star.
Suite 101 Article - an interesting article about learning Quenya yourself.
Are High Elves Finno-Ugric? - relations between Quenya and Finnish.
Leonid Korablev Elvish Art - beautiful art, many Tengwar inscriptions...

Hobbit Name Generator - let us all have Hobbit names!


Members of Gwaith-i-Phethdain


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Hearty mae govannen to new members:


Anna Krochmal (Poland) 

Darcy Scholts - Gilraen (USA)





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