Useful Conversational Phrases

March 14, 2009

Since it appears that my wife and I are some of the few actually learning Quenya as a spoken language, I thought it would be useful to post some words and phrases that could be actually used in normal conversation.

  • Aiya! – “Hail!”
    More or less a way to greet others. Equivalent of American English “Hey” or “Hello.”
  • Mára aurë!“Good day!”
  • Mára lomë – “Good night.”
  • Namárië – “Farewell”
    An easy way to say goodbye in parmalambë.
  • Manen felal(yë)?“How are you feeling?”
  • Melinyel – “I love you.”
  • Merinyes – “I want it/that.”
  • Nan(yë) maita – “I am hungry.”
  • Nan(yë) fauca“I am thirsty/parched.”
  • Merin(yë) matë“I want to eat.”
  • Ringa na!“(It) is cold!”
  • Saiwa na! – “(It) is hot!”
  • Ecë nin carë sa – “It is possible for me to do that.” Also, “I can do it,” suffices.
  • Nyarnenyel… – “I told you…” Add “i” and an object and you’re good to go: “Nyarnenyel i rocco né tiuca!” (I told you [that] the horse was fat!)
  • Cítanyë – “I suppose.”

And using these words, we can “simulate” a simple conversation between two people, A and B.

A: Aiya
B: Aiya!
A: Manen nalyë?
B: Nanyë mára, ar elyë?
A: Felanyë mára. Ringa na!
B: Na, ringa na! Meralyë matë?
A: Na, nanyë maita.

Very simple, but it’s a start :)

Romans 13:11

March 2, 2009

Romans 13:11 (NKJV)
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

Ar carë sina, istalë si, i si nas pella i lúmë coivë; an si rehtielwa marla ambë har la i lú yassen minya savelwa.

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March 2, 2009

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