I’ll be livestreaming on Twitch in 2 hours (Noon-30 Mountain Time; here is a time-zone converter). I’ll be talking about Tolkien’s languages, learning them, what I’ve been sewing and why, and my cat will likely come join us at some point. See you there!
Interview of Fiona Jallings by Jared of Longwinded One
Episode 69: Fiona Jallings Teaches Sindarin This is part of their short series on Tolkien’s languages, where both Paul and I were interviewed. Enjoy!
Interview of Paul Strack by Jared of Longwinded One
Episode 64: Talking Quenya with Paul Strack This is part of their short series on Tolkien’s languages, where both Paul and I were interviewed. My interview comes up on the 25th. Enjoy!
Gelio Edhellen! Course Material GoogleDoc
I put together all of the teaching material of Gelio Edhellen! into a single GoogleDoc for quick reference and printing out. Gelio Edhellen! Course Material GoogleDoc
Challenges in Translating Names from Our World
Translating names from our world into Tolkien’s elven languages is difficult. It’s difficult for a lot of reasons, some that you probably didn’t realize. This is also why I deleted the “Names from Our World” namelist, and switched to handling the names on an individual basis. Names often have very
Update to the FAQs
I’ve added a section to the FAQs called “How do I get the most out of the Neo-Elvish courses?” covering how to teach yourself a language. This is information I’ve gathered from years of learning languages and teaching them, mainly, a lesson that I wish that someone had told me
Teacher-Led Sindarin Course Begins Again!
This has to do with a slow change that I’ve been trying to implement over the past few years. I want to have the beginners’ grammar course be automated, so that this website can serve the more casual interest in Sindarin as well. Then, have the intense paid course focus
I finally freshened up the theme and menus! Hopefully everything will be easier to find now. This new theme allows me to have multiple menues, which allows for a much more organized appearance. I’d been planning on making this update for months now, but the holidays happened and I managed
Lesson 22 Quiz is up!
The lesson #22 quiz for Gelio Edhellen! 100 is up and running, and ready for beta testing. As usual, let me know if you find any problems with the quizzes! Elaran, Paul, and I had a lengthy discussion about the words that end in A that came from G, which
Quiz Error Fixed!
There was a mysterious malfunction preventing people from moving from lesson 16 to 17 for the Gelio Edhellen! 100 course, and I finally figured out the problem! There was an option that sounded great on the quiz-set-up that I selected: “Do not store user answers in the database to save