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March 26, 2010

Tolkien Reading Day!

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Sorry guys no update… 😦 I’m still in midst of the play, and it’s slowly but surely consuming my life. Luckily, there are only 3 more shows, so Sunday or Monday, you’ll be gettin an update! Promise!

So today was Tolkien Reading Day according to www.theonering.net, and they said the theme this year was the Sea, but I only had my Two Towers book, so I read about 2 pages of that between scenes. 🙂

So I hope you all read something! Talk to you all Sunday and/or Monday!

Carleigh

March 7, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring: Part Eight

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As promised, you get two posts today!! So the reading for this post is from today.

Pages Read: 388-412

Pages left: 46

Chapters Read: Second part of ‘Lothlorien’ through the end of ‘The Mirror of Galadriel’

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: The finest rockets ever seen:

they burst in stars of blue and green,

or after thunder golden showers

came falling like a rain of flowers.

Why I liked it: This scene in the movie and in the book made me want to cry a little bit. :'[ I thought it was so sweet for Sam to try writing his own song for Gandalf.

Side note: I’m getting really close to the end here!! I know as soon as I’m done with book one I’m going to watch the first movie to celebrate. I’ll also feature some stuff I like involving LOTR. I know some amazing artists on www.deviantart.com who make LOTR pictures that are to die for. I’ll probably post a list of them and a list of some Fellowship of the Ring related fanfictions I really enjoy. It’ll be a celebration for all! ;]

Elvish:

I learned about Articles and genitive relationships.

The definite articles in Sindarian are ‘i’ and ‘in’. I is used in the singular form and ‘in’ is used in the plural.

CoE’s definition of a genitive relationship is: ‘an instance between two words that signifies possession or association’

I learned that with Proper Nouns (names, places, etc.) word order usually shows possession/association. Their example is: aran Moria (Lord of Moria)

For definite common nouns, when the noun is singular, ‘en’ is used (ex:  ‘haudh-en-elleth’ is mound of the elf-maid)

When it is plural, ‘in’ is used: (ex: ‘Narn in edain’ is tale of the men.)

For indefinite common nouns, simply put the words next to each other (ex: ‘coth mellon’ is the enemy of a friend)

Here’s a last quote from CoE:

WHEN IS A GENITIVE NECESSARY?

When does one use a genitival relationship?
Why could a writer not just use the Sindarin word … o “of, from” and get the same effect?

Even though you can translate “o” as “of”, it really means “from” as a location word. The key to a genitival relationship is that you are showing possession or relationship. You could just as easily rephrase “Lord of Moria” to be “Moria’s Lord”. If you were to say “Aran o Moria”, it would mean “a lord from Moria” (referring to Moria as a location).

I hope this is helpful to those learning along with me! Until tomorrow!

Carleigh

March 6, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring: Part Seven

Filed under: Uncategorized — esteluindunedain @ 3:19 pm

Reading from 3/5/10

Pages Read: 373-388

Pages Left: 70

Chapters Read: The first part of ‘Lothlorien’

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: … behind came Sam, trying not to breathe loudly.

Why I like it: I thought that was very cute. I did think it was funnier to have Haldir picking on Gimli instead of Sam about the loud breathing, but still: I thought Sam was cute. :]

Elvish:

Since it’s only 9:00 here and I’ve really just woken up, I haven’t done anything yet. There’ll be elvish for you to look at tonight though!

No update…

Filed under: Uncategorized — esteluindunedain @ 4:01 am

Sorry guys… I didn;t get enough done for an update in the past few days. School has been kinda crazy. I’ll be sure to post tomorrow morning and in the evening to make up for it.

To keep those of you who have read this entertained, here’s a video that was an easter egg from the LOTR DVD. It’s Dominic Monaghan interviewing Elijah Wood… trust me when I say it’s really funny! Makes me laugh every time without fail!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR4bEyy_d7Y

Enjoy!

Until tomorrow!

Carleigh

March 4, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring: Part Five

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Reading from 3/2/10

Pages Read: 331-352

Pages left: 106

Chapter Read: The first part of a Journey “Through the Dark”

Books Read: The Hobbit

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: ‘Fool of a Took!’ he growled. ‘This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking party! Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance. Now be quiet!’

Why I like it: This is another quote that made me laugh. I remembered this part in the movie and I was hoping it was in the books! At the same time though I feel bad for Pippin… always getting yelled at and what not. Though I will admit, I use the ‘Fool of a Took’ term instead of idiot sometimes. ;]

Elvish:

I looked at the second lesson while reviewing my first again. The second lesson involved what letters became what when a word becomes plural. The wonderful teacher at www.councilofelrond.com said that this lesson does not need to be memorized. Just look at the chart they provide and I’ll get the hang of it eventually. ;] If you want to see the chart, the big version was here: http://www.councilofelrond.com/languages/123MC.htm I don’t know if it’ll come up if you aren’t a member of the site, because I know you have to login to see the workbook pages.

Like I said, the only other thing I did was look up elvish words and said them so I knew I had the pronunciation down. I actually went to the Sindarian Name Finder and typed in my name… well, I spelled it Carly instead of Carleigh, but it’s the same basic thing. My name in Sindarian is Sandirith. :]

I liked it. Go to councilofelrond and check it out yourselves! It’s pretty cool.

Well then, until next time,

Carleigh

March 3, 2010

TheOneRing.Net Special!!

Filed under: Special,Uncategorized — esteluindunedain @ 7:46 pm
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Like promised, I’m sitting here in my study and making a post about www.theonering.net.

Let me just tell you: I love this site! it’s very informative and a lot of fun to look around. They have all the latest information on ‘The Hobbit’ which is *hopefully* going to be out in 2011; they post articles about the other cast and crew members from LOTR and the projects their working on, and if that wasn’t enough, they post about all upcoming Tolkien events and conventions involving Tolkien. It’s definitely a place to check out.

In their own words:

Founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded Tolkien fans so anxious for the coming Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films that they were gathering up every scrap of production information to be found, TheOneRing.net continues today in bringing fans the latest news on the beloved figures involved in the making of the wildly popular Lord of the Rings movies as well as the newest information available on upcoming productions, Tolkien-centered events, new publications, and fan gatherings.

Founders Xoanon and Tehanu started a small website publishing all the movie information they could get their hands on, including exclusive “spy” reports from Tehanu’s visits to the New Zealand set—activity that got her first escorted off the set, then graciously invited back to take an official look around and to meet Peter Jackson. Designer/coder Calisuri came across the site and asked if they would like some technical help to grow the site and make it a central web location for other fans eagerly awaiting word from the Jackson sets. He and Corvar used their skill to do just that. With the addition of staff to explore the facts and themes of Tolkien’s written world, follow gaming developments, publish fan art and fan fiction, and answer fans’ questions, the site lived up in every way to its motto: Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.

In the years that followed, the site thrived and so did its unique relationship with Jackson’s production team—a relationship that enabled TORn to bring its readers some exclusive news and night-of-a-lifetime experiences including the famous Oscar parties that hosted the cast and crew after each Oscar-night victory, culminating in an incredible eleven-Oscar sweep for The Return of the King. Looking to the future with the support of its phenomenal community of fans, TheOneRing.net continues to be the most comprehensive Tolkien fan site on the web.

Cited from:  http://www.theonering.net/torwp/about/

Theonering.net is a place for any Tolkien lover to check out!

Until later tonight!

Carleigh

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