PLEASE DO NOT USE THOSE SITES FOR ELVISH OH MY GOD
I can only really speak to Sindarin because that is the only one I am studying right now, so if there is anyone out there with good Quenya references please speak up
But if you want a really good Sindarin-English/English-Sindarin dictionary please use Hisweloke, it differentiates between attested forms and unattested/reconstructed forms so that you know when you are using a word that was DEFINITELY created by Tolkien and when you are using a variant that is probably correct
It also offers IPA transcriptions of all words so that you can speak it with proper pronunciation, here is the Wikipedia page on the International Phonetic Alphabet
And if you want to learn to write it/speak it, with correct grammar and everything, I highly highly highly recommend downloading Pedin Edhellen, by Thorsten Renk—it’s a little intense if you don’t have a lot of linguistic knowledge but it’s a really good source, also does a good job differentiating between attested and unattested forms (although unlike Hisweloke doesn’t give references for its vocabulary) and also takes you through a very simple and easy to understand, as well as accurate, method of writing Tengwar
You can also check out the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship which is a community dedicated to the scholarly study of Tolkien’s languages, I have personally purchased all of the volumes of their journal Vinyar Tengwar, and highly recommend it to anyone with an interested in constructed languages and especially those of Tolkien (I legit cried when I read these okay), they publish on both Sindarin and Quenya as well as other conlangs
Just please please please use proper references, do your research, Tolkien created these beautiful and highly functional languages and so much of it has been twisted and modified incorrectly by people who don’t know what they were doing, and then that information got spread around via the internet and became so ingrained in fandom culture that it is so difficult to eradicate and I firmly believe that if you love and respect Tolkien and his creations, you owe it to him and to yourself to do this thing properly, okay
And my ask box is ALWAYS, ALWAYS open (either here or at my dedicated conlang blog, conlang-interrobang.tumblr.com) if you have any questions or want any clarification all right
(Also if you really want to learn Vulcan I highly recommend the Vulcan Language Institute, I haven’t spent a lot of time there yet but the creators do know what they’re doing with language, even though the website looks like it hails from the glory days of Geocities—they have a great dictionary database in both Vulcan - Federation Standard English and FSE - Vulcan, as well as excellent language lessons
And this website—again, not spent much time there—I believe is put together by the man who is basically responsible for standardizing Vulcan script and making a functional written language out of the bits and pieces that we were given in the show, if I recall correctly he was actually consulted at least one of the two NuTrek films, and as far as I can tell his standardization is pretty well widely accepted in the conlang community)
I have some very important questions.
First: Should I watch Teen Wolf?
Second: Where can I watch Teen Wolf preferably download and money free bc I’m broke and kinda lazy and I don’t have netflix?
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for portraying a real life slave, and the first thing she did was thank Patsy for her inspiration.
Jared Leto wins an Oscar for portraying a trans woman, and doesn’t mention trans women at all.
I think the point makes itself.
He actually did thank the trans community but Tumblr is so desperate to hate him they are spreading false rumours about him being a rapist.
I think that speaks for itself.
Oh hey it’s back on my dash perfect! I was just thinking of this the other day!
OHOHOHO wow the Korean alphabet is awesome. The people who designed it were geniuses and were obviously incredibly schooled in the morphology and phonology of their language. HNNGGG
여러분 모두 한국어 쓰세요 한국어 좋음
한국어, 한글은 보면 맨날쓰는거지만 볼수록,쓸수록 예뻐요..참으로 곱구나’3’♥
짱 이쁜 한국어 쓰세요 여러분
신기하게 가르치는군요 보고 신기했다
IT WASN’T JUST ANY OLD DUDE WHO DECIDED, “HEY I WANT TO CREATE A KOREAN ALPHABET.”
IT WAS KING SEJONG, WHO ORDERED HIS ROYAL SCHOLARS TO CREATE THIS ALPHABET SO READING AND WRITING COULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEASANTS. IT WAS PURPOSELY DESIGNED TO BE EASY TO LEARN.
SO SHOUT OUT TO KING SEJONG, WHO REALIZED BEFORE MANY OTHERS THE IMPORTANCE OF UNIVERSAL LITERACY.
YOU GO KING SEJONG, FOUR FOR YOU KING SEJONG
Nichelle Nichols frequently tells a story of getting into a dispute with director Marc Daniels over the filming of this episode. As it had already been established that Uhura’s first language was Swahili, Nichols believed that, after her mind was erased, Uhura would revert to her first language. However, as Nichols herself did not speak Swahili, Daniels wanted Uhura to just speak English. Nichols refused to, telling Daniels, “Nichelle Nichols doesn’t speak Swahili, but Uhura does!” Gene Roddenberry was eventually brought in to settle the dispute, and he sided with Nichols. A linguist specializing in Swahili was then brought in to write the few lines of Swahili that are spoken in the episode. (Memory Alpha)
there’s a special place in my heart that occasionally just swells with love for TOS.
She’s a fighter
Must always reblog my queen.
Her faith in her dream, courage, determination and perseverance are an example to us all. I truly admire her. She is beautiful inside and out.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has clinical depression - that is what she is talking about in this gifset
Why representation of POC is important, a three generation trillogy
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek