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Re: who speaks Quenya?

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, December 17, 2001, 1:30
Anton Sherwood scripsit:

> West of the Misty Mountains, yes. Thranduil, Celeborn and Galadriel all > dwelt in Beleriand, and they (and whoever followed them east) speak > Sindarin. Most of the Wood-Elves of Mirkwood and Lorien are Nandor > and/or Avari, and have their own tongue(s) -- though Legolas, a prince > and emissary, would know Sindarin and Westron, the common tongues of the > higher Elves and Men.
The Appendixes definitely said that the speech of Loorien was Sindarin with a Silvan accent (which makes Frodo not recognize it, but all the fragments of Elvish in the Loorien chapters, excepting Galadriel's poem, are pure Sindarin).
> > and Quenya if they were ever in Aman. > > At the end of the Third Age, Galadriel is (as far as I know) the only > named Elf in Middle-Earth who definitely was once in Aman. (Gildor and > Glorfindel are Noldor, but we don't know whether they were born before > or after the Noldor left Aman.)
For Glorfindel we do. Gandalf says explicitly of him: "those who have lived in the Blessed Realm". -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan