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A Gateway to Sindarin


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List of Tables Preface List of Abbreviations 1. The History of Sindarin 2. The Sounds of Sindarin 3. Sindarin Writing Systems 4. Historical Phonology of Sindarin 5. Mutations 6. Nouns 7. Adjectives 8. Pronouns 9. Verbs 10. Adverbs, Prefixes, and Prepositions 11. Conjunctions 12. The Article 13. Interjections 14. Word Formation 15. Compound Words and Names 16. Loanwords in Sindarin 17. Syntax Appendix 1. Extant Texts in Sindarin Appendix 2. A Sindarin-English Glossary Appendix 3. Eldarian Roots Appendix 4. An English-Sindarin Glossary Appendix 5. Sindarin Names Appendix 6. Miscellanea Glossary of Linguistic Terms Annotated Bibliography Addendum

About the Author

David Salo is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. He was the primary linguistic consultant to film director Peter Jackson for the Lord of the Rings movie series.


"An ambitious and helpful book. Entertaining and highly informative. Its potential audience is broad, and variably knowledgeable."--Tolkien Studies

"Certainly, Gateway is likely to appeal to the truly serious fan of Tolkien's languages."--The Bulletin of The New York C.S. Lewis Society
"David Salo ... wrote A Gateway to Sindarin after his work on the films--it's the single best print resource for the language."--Voya Voice of Youth Advocate
"Puts to shame not a few published works on real-world languages."--Mark Newbrook, Monash University

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