David Salo is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Wisconsin. He was the primary linguistic consultant to film director Peter Jackson for the Lord of the Rings movie series.
In this section, one can hardly two sentences without running into a cited reference, book and page number included.
Elvish is aesthetically thrilling, but getting a handle on this tongue, i.e., actually allowing tangible use of Sindarin makes this "linguist" jump for joy.
While Mr. Salo does appreciate that people write their own texts in Sindarin, this book is not for beginners, because it is a reference grammar.
I'm not a linguist and even taking a course on linguistics in college didn't prepare me for the intense work of this book. Read morePublished 16 days ago by LegolasLover2003
Amazing! Now I can start learning proper Sindarin. With the background knowledge of elvish language. Been considering whether to buy or not for months.Published 2 months ago by Thanchanok Kaewta
For the very hardcore Tolkien. Most pages are very hard to decipher unless you are a Tolkien professor. Good keepsake.Published 3 months ago by J. Kensington
I enjoy this book. Tolkien never completed the elvish language and David Salo tries to fill the major gaps left by Tolkien, using the same techniques he used to comprise the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zabora
What can I say, but, I'm enjoying the book. It seems well researched, and written. I would recommend this book.Published 5 months ago by t
I've searched all over: books, websites, etc., to find something this dedicated to Tolkien's creation. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a lifelong fan of Tolkien's works, studying the languages has been an important part of comprehending the fantastic world he created. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ''
Movies about the hobbit and middle earth are becoming popular, but most may not realize that J.R.R. Tolkien developed actual languages to use with this literature. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joel Bjorling
I bought this for my fiancee so we can start to learn Elven so at our wedding some of our vows can be in Elvish. She def approves!Published 11 months ago by Krys