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Old 03-11-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Name generators

If anybody know about a good "Namegenerator" or probably a "name translator"
based on tolkiens elven language or dwarven names. why not post it here ?
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:00 PM   #2
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I'm not aware (at least) of any generators that actually translate.

Chris Wetherell's name generator for example: put in female first name letter a, and last name i, and it will give you Lúthien Falassion (simply putting the one letter in each box I mean). With first and last letter, a combination A-A (like Amanda) and C-A (like Carla), or Z-A (Zina) will generate Lúthien.

And anything beginning with g,h,i which ends with an i will generate Falassion. If you start with g, put the whole alphabet in but end with i, it will not matter. So, if your name is Carla Giovanni or Amanda Grabowski, for a couple examples, you will get Lúthien Falassion (at least when I did it). There might be more combinations, but I'm not that bored.

I suggest Ales Bican's list of largely Neo-Quenya names (over at website ELM). It doesn't generate anything, but the list is an attempt to translate the meaning of Primary World names into Quenya (based on Tolkien-made examples).

One 'good' thing about the above generator is that you might get something Tolkien-made, if not actually being a translation of anything you put in -- as opposed to something that is also not translating but is basically smashing words or elements together and calling it 'Elvish'. Of course if you want something Tolkien-made you can randomly pick one out of the books in any case.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Here are some links to rather good websites


Sindarin Names at Council of Elrond
Translations of common names into Sindarin

Sindarin Dictionary

Quenya Names at Council of Elrond
Translatioins of common names into Quenya


Land of Shadows (Shadowlandian) Black Speech Dialect

Red Hand Orcs Black Speech Dialect

Svartiska in English

Other Black Speech Resources

Information on all of Tolkien's created languages, word lists, grammatical rules and links

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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There's fan-fiction and role-playing stuff out there, noting that one of the sites now linked from the thread explains:

While Tolkien created only a few words in Black Speech, fans and roleplayers have created their own dialects. One of the most famous dialects for English speakers is the LOS (Shadowlandian) Dialect, created by Scatha. In Europe, a major dialect for Swedish speakers is Svartiska.
In any event I recommend:

And the article (under link 'Articles') Elvish as She Is Spoke and also the FAQ. One can link to ELM from here as well.

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