Translation Request - Quenya (or whichever is the most common elvish tongue)

Dillon Howard #985

I'm looking for a specific phrase to be translated to the most common (or complete) elvish tongue. Since I'm also not familiar with any of Tolkien's languages, I would appreciate a break down of the translation to further understand the formatting and phrasing. A font based version of the phrase would also be outstanding but isn't necessary. The phrase as well as additional details are below.

"Moon of Floating Islands"

  • "Moon" can also be substituted with any habitable celestial body such as planet or world. It can not include any proper nouns such as Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, etc. This includes not using suggestive proper nouns such as "Planet X". Just for clarity sake and not to be redundant, but the approximate size of this celestial body is no smaller than Earth's moon and no larger than Saturn or Jupiter. Incase that helps. My apologies otherwise.
  • "Floating" just needs to mean suspended in air or hovering.
  • I"m defining "Islands" as a mass of land not attached to the main planetary mass. Similar to but not accurately defined as a satellite or another orbiting object.
  • "of" is an optional word. I'm happy if a phrase can be constructed without it and still convey the same message.

Note: This is being used as a title so if there are any grammatical differences between normal phrasing and title based phrasing then please make those adjustments. Otherwise, disregard this.

2019-08-19T20:21:02+00:00
Elaran #988

Depends on your definition of "common". More people study Quenya because Tolkien wrote more about it. Meanwhile more people want to learn Sindarin because it was the common Elvish tongue in the stories.

Q. Ráno Lutila Tolliva

S. Raun Tyll Lodel

I can add the details later if need be. I am not quite available at the moment.

2019-08-20T08:50:29+00:00
Dillon Howard #990

I like the idea of the high elf tongue as well as the fact that Quenya is more fleshed out and complete. But I would also like whichever tongue is chosen, to be easily recognised. So I'm open to your suggestion. Which ever you suggest, could you also include a phonetic translation? I read that Quenya's phonetics are based around latin and finnish phonetics, but I'm not familiar enough with either language to make an accurate assumption of their pronunciation.

2019-08-20T13:19:32+00:00