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==Languages used in the album '''In Elven Lands'''==
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The Elvish languages used in the album [[In Elven Lands]] are several different dialects of [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]], including [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[Proto Quenya]] (the so-called "Elf-Latin") and [[Neo-Quenya]]. These have all been sometimes misidentified as Neo-Elvish, however, most of the composition of the lyrics happened before [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]] codified [[Neo-Quenya]]. Most were written before even before the collected Etymologies were published, and most of the vocabulary and grammar was taken from [[The Book of Lost Tales]] (Volumes 1 and 2) and [[The Book of Unfinished Tales]].
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The thing that many people have found confusing is that the entire work (according to the album notes) was intended to represent a corrupt later text, such as Tolkien described in the Introduction and Appendices to [[The Lord of the Rings]]. In order to create the illusion of a corrupt text (or in this case, a series of corrupt texts), the authors intentionally mutated words to account for the shifting palate, used loan-words from [[Anglo-Saxon]] and [[Sindarin]] and in one case simply mangled the pronunciation and re-transcribed the results to show the effects of the "folk music process" that often occurs over time.
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Languages used in the album In Elven Lands

The Elvish languages used in the album In Elven Lands are several different dialects of Quenya and Sindarin, including J.R.R. Tolkien's Proto Quenya (the so-called "Elf-Latin") and Neo-Quenya. These have all been sometimes misidentified as Neo-Elvish, however, most of the composition of the lyrics happened before Helge Kåre Fauskanger codified Neo-Quenya. Most were written before even before the collected Etymologies were published, and most of the vocabulary and grammar was taken from The Book of Lost Tales (Volumes 1 and 2) and The Book of Unfinished Tales.

The thing that many people have found confusing is that the entire work (according to the album notes) was intended to represent a corrupt later text, such as Tolkien described in the Introduction and Appendices to The Lord of the Rings. In order to create the illusion of a corrupt text (or in this case, a series of corrupt texts), the authors intentionally mutated words to account for the shifting palate, used loan-words from Anglo-Saxon and Sindarin and in one case simply mangled the pronunciation and re-transcribed the results to show the effects of the "folk music process" that often occurs over time.


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