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".
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