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Aerlinn in Edhil o Imladris
The Elvish title of the piece otherwise known as A Elbereth Gilthoniel.
An Elvish hymn to Varda
As sung by the elves in Rivendell. It's an iambic tetrameter hymn, and one of the longest texts in sindarin.
Battle-cry of the north
Flame light! Flee darkness!
Doors of Durin
Moria Gate Inscription
Gandalf's Fire Spell
Gandalf's words of power against the cold, and the enemies.
Gandalf's invocation upon the gates of Moria
Elvish gate open now for us! Doorway of the Dwarf-folk listen to the word of my tongue! Gandalf's commanding words by Durin's gate.
The only known example of a linnod, a certain type of Sindarin poetry.
Glorfindel's cry to Asfaloth, his horse.
Glorfindels cry as he rode swiftly towards Rivendell.
Legendarium of the Fathers of Men
Titles of the Mannish Legends.
Tolkien translated the Pater Noster into Sindarin in the 50s. The prayer was published and commented in Vinyar Tengwar 44.
Lúthien sings to Elbereth.
Praises of Cormallen
Exaltation of Frodo and Sam on the field of Cormallen.
Sam's invocation of Elbereth at Cirith Ungol
The "second verse" of A Elbereth Gilthoniel by Samwise Gamgee.
The King's Letter
A letter from Aragorn to Sam, informing him of the king’s impending visit.
Vengeance comes (present tense). Húrin's exclamation just before he left the land of Hithlum.
An ambiguous text from the late 1950s.
Some random short phrases and names found in Tolkien's works.
Voronwë's cry upon approaching Gondolin.
Glorfindel's greeting to Aragorn.
The texts beneath were not composed by Tolkien! They were instead composed by fans and students of his elvish languages. We believe the texts are of a sufficient standard to be published on our website.
The ‘spell’ that Arwen cries to stop the Ringwraiths from crossing the river. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien.
Galadriel's warning to Legolas
Galadriel's warning to Legolas, delivered by Gandalf in Fangorn. Translated to Sindarin by Elaran.
How to Thank in Sindarin
A more plausible alternative to a problematic yet often used Neo-Sindarin phrase.
May they find peace after death
Legolas’s exclamation of grief at the apparent passing of Merry and Pippin beside Fangorn forest. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien. Please read attached commentary.
A Sindarin translation of a famous Quenya poem, Namárië.