Welcome to Sindarin Lessons!
Greetings wandering Tolkien fans, linguists and others.
This site is designed as a complete guide to anyone wishing to learn Sindarin, starting from the very basics of introducing yourself right up to constructing your own names and complex sentences.
All of the information in these lessons comes from attested material (written by Tolkien) first and foremost, and any reconstructions (Neo-Sindarin) are always based upon rules and ideas that he came up with first. Please note that the contents of this site are revised regularly to reflect any new published notes, and thus are subject to change.
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Disclaimer - Sindarin is a language originally created by J.R.R Tolkien. I do not claim affiliation with Middle-Earth Enterprises, The Tolkien Estate or Saul Zaentz, and all material herein is unauthorised.
Lesson 20 - Future Tense: I-stem verbs' conjugations have been updated.
PDF full course download updated to match.
The site has undergone a revamp:
2nd person I-stem verb forms corrected throughout the website. All lessons updated (particularly Lesson 21)
Updated the information on the verbs Men- (to go) and Gwa- (to go) in Lesson 22 and Lesson 26. Further information can be found here on the forum
Updated the information on Object Pronouns in Lesson 19
Updated Lesson 2 - Greetings with the plural form of 'Yes'.
Updated Lesson 22 to add the verb Caw- to the list of verbs that are irregular in the past tense
Updated Lesson 24 - how to conjugate I-stem verbs that end in AW
Lesson 28 - Relative pronouns has been updated
Lesson 23 - Past tense (5-7) has been completely overhauled.
Lesson 43 - Sindarin changes over time (2) has been updated
Added the irregular past tense of Nor- to run to Lesson 22 - Past Tense (parts 1-4)
Various typos and errors corrected in multiple lessons
Corrected some verb endings in Lesson 41
Lesson 13 - Prepositions (1) has been rewritten with new vocab and examples
If you are over the age of 16 and would be interested in attending a weekly Skype lesson, I would be grateful if you would take a moment to read the page linked. For more details on how to attend, please visit this page on the forum. Thank you!
- Lessons 1-11 >
- 12 - Using adjectives
- 13 - Prepositions (1)
- 14 - Prepositions (2)
- 15 - 'in' & Nasal mutation
- 16 - Pronouns (possessive)
- 17 - Verbs (Present Tense)
- 18 - Verbs (Past Tense) Parts 1-4
- 19 - Verbs (Past Tense) Parts 5-7
- 20 - Verbs (Future Tense)
- 21 - Verbs (Conditional)
- 22 - Irregular verbs
- 23 - Sentence structure
- Lessons 24-35 >
- Lessons 36-42 >
- Mutation chart