Picture from Julia Lindquist! In other news, the indexing is complete on the textbook, and we’re doing the final formatting, going through it for any last errors that we can spot. This is probably the hardest part.
If I set up a hardcover version of the textbook, it’ll have to be a lot more expensive, because the printing costs are much higher. Because of this, I don’t expect that I would sell very many of these, and I would set it up as a print-on-demand book instead,
This is a diagram of how elves count on their fingers, as well as all of the names, and pet names of each finger. The art is by Julia Lindquist!
As many of you know, there’s a Skype Chatroom for students. I figured out how to share it with you guys without adding you to my contacts list and all of that mess. Through this chatroom, you can get pronunciation coaching with me, chat with fellow students, get help with
The idea for the art inside the book is that it’s a blend of medieval and modern cartoony styles. The artist, Julia Lindquist, nailed it! Each picture will be relevant to the plot of the homework assignments or the conversation practices. This one is the introductions of the characters. You
This is the line art of the picture that will be on the cover of A Fan’s Guide to Neo-Sindarin. Next the artist (my lovely wife) will color it. I just wanted to give you guys a quick idea of what it’ll be like!
Now that we’ve got our new name, it’s time to reorganize the website! I’ve got a couple new LMS (Learning Management System) plugins installed, and I’m transferring everything over to them, hopefully so that I can have an easier time of keeping all your records straight. This way, it’ll be
Teitho Edhellen! Syllabus After doing the main textbook, this was a piece of cake. I turned all of the Sindarin script lessons into a PDF workbook that you can download and print out. Thanks to a suggestion by Faravenel, I’m calling the language course “Gelio Edhellen!” and the script course
It’s 1AM, and I’m done. I did it. I finally fished the massive edit of the textbook. I made a few mistakes along the way… got eyes and ambition greater than my time or ability. Ended up having to cut some parts that I had a lot of fun making.
I’m really sorry to do this. I really didn’t want to. But, I’m looking at another depression episode. Parts of my wife’s family really disapprove of our relationship, which lead to some fights with them after her grandmother’s funeral. Then the election… ugh. I’ve been reminded again that people irrationally