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Glǽmscrafu

Glǽmscrafu (the Old English name for the Glittering Caves[1]) is a linguistic website authored by Benjamin Babut and Bertrand Bellet, hosted by Cédric Fockeu on JRRVF and launched in 2006. It is dedicated especially to the phonoesthetics of Tolkien's constructed languages.

It provides authentic texts written by Tolkien in his constructed languages, Quenya/Qenya, Sindarin/Noldorin, Adunaic, Khuzdul and others, with sound samples.

The database also provides historical excerpts and sound samples from real-life languages whose philology or phonotactics influenced Tolkien's languages or Legendarium. There are samples of Finnish (the main source of Quenya), Welsh (the main source of Sindarin), Old English (exemplified as the Rohan language), Old Norse (exemplified the names of the Longbeards, including a sample of the "Catalogue of Dwarves"), Gothic (including a sample of Bagmē Blōma) and Latin.

Since 25 March 2016, the site contains "Glǽmscribe", a feature transriber of texts into Sarati, Tengwar, Gothic or Runes/Cirth.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen", Appendix (ii)