The Eldanar Language Tutorial
The Eldanar Language Tutorial (Elven/Sylvan)
The Eldanar Tongue is a Hermetic and Sylvan (Elven) language which is easy to learn, speak and write. The language is intuitive and songlike, and is uniquely crafted by its speaker or author. Its rules of Syntax are flexibly woven.
It can be quickly read, spoken and understood by those familiar with it; and being a sylvan tongue it often posesses an enchanting quality when spoken or heard. It has an alphabet composed of Magical glyphs. To each glyph is attributed an English letter, several Eldanar syllable sounds, a major arcana of the Tarot, astrological designations and a Nordic Rune. The individual Nordic Runes (from the Futhark alphabet) are matched to Eldanar glyphs which have Tarot attributions of related meaning.
INSTRUCTIONS & TRANSLATIONS
Eldanar words are formed by taking each letter from an english word and substituting that letter with an appropriate Eldanar syllable sound chosen from the Eldanar Syllable Key below. Study this Eldanar/English Translated example for a moment: Ista Artamir gilinarthdae tiros noroluthu!
I A M G L A D T O N O U ! This translates - "I am glad to know you!", and was phonetically spelled (see below) in English as "I am glad to no u !". Notice the Eldanar syllable substitution for each English letter above. Thus one simply chooses a Eldanar syllable sound (from the several different sounds designated to each English letter) to substitute for every english letter in a english word. When the Eldanar Syllable substitutions are spoken or written as described Eldanar words and sentences are formed.
RULES OF SYNTAX
The single syallable sounds from the Eldanar Sylable Key below are the easiest to translate into English but are sometimes not as songlike when spoken. Always look and listen for the first letter of a Eldanar syllable sound, as that is usually the English letter translation of the Eldanar sound. (see examples) Two similar letters are not allowed to lie adjacent to each other in Eldanar words. Delete the extra letter. This aids pronounciation and translating Eldanar into English. English words may be spelled as they sound phonetically to shorten the length of Eldanar words. eg. Know = No.
Usually the context of a phonetically spelled English word in a Eldanar sentence will let the listener know which English word is implied. Speakers should attempt to artfully craft words and sentences which are easy for the listener to translate into English. If one learns but one or two Eldanar syllables for each English letter of the alphabet they should be able to fluently speak the language, yet the more Eldanar syllables one knows the more beautiful their Sylvan speech shall be. One may always create there own Eldanar syllable sounds, as well as edit the existing 'traditional' ones. Such is the freedom of the Eldanar Tongue.
ENGLISH LETTER / ELDANAR SYLLABLE, MAGICAL ATTRIBUTION - KEY
A ~ Arth, Arthu, Artha, Arta, Art, Astri, Astra, Atha, Ath, An, Ar, Al
Tarot: 0, Fool / Astro: Primal Air Element / Rune: Sowelu
B ~ Brin, Bor, Bran, Bear, Bel
Tarot: 1, Magician / Astro: Mercury, Air & Earth / Rune: Perth
C ~ Cura ,Curu, Cur, Cir, Ciru, Cel, Cal, Curay, Curae
Tarot: 2, High Priestess (also K) / Astro: Moon, Water / Rune: Ehwaz
D ~ Dae, Day, Dil, Del, Da, D
Tarot: 3, Empress / Astro: Venus, Air & Earth / Rune: Jera
E ~ Elda, Eld, Est, Esta, Eth, Etha, Ev, Eva
Tarot: 4, Emperor / Astro: Aries, Fire / Rune: Teiwaz
F ~ For, Fal, Far, Fin, Fay, Fae
Tarot: 5, Hierophant / Astro: Taurus, Earth / Rune: Inguz
G ~ Gil, Gal, Glin, Gol, Gul
Tarot: 6, Lovers(also J) / Astro: Gemini, Air / Rune: Gebo
H ~ Hil, Hir, Hur, Hal, Hin, Ham, Hiem
Tarot: 7, Chariot / Astro: Cancer, Water / Rune: Thurisaz
I ~ Ista, Isti, Ist, Ith, In, Im, Isa, Ina
Tarot: 8, Strength / Astro: Leo, Fire / Rune: Uruz
J ~ Jem, Jarl, Jay, Jae
Tarot: 6, Lovers(also G) / Astro: Gemini, Air / Rune: Gebo
K ~ Karn, Kar, Key, Kel, Kuru, Kir, Kel, Kal, Kay
Tarot: 2, High Priestess (also C) / Astro: Moon, Water / Rune: Ehwaz
L ~ Lin, Lor, Lis, Lon, Lae, Lir, Lay
Tarot: 9, Hermit / Astro: Virgo, Earth / Rune: Algiz
M ~ Mir, Mor, Min, May, Mae
Tarot: 10, Wheel of Fortune / Astro: Jupiter, Fire & Water / Runes: Raido, Fehu
N ~ Nar, Nor, Nir, Nel, Nae, Nay
Tarot: 11, Justice / Astro: Libra, Air / Rune: Laguz
O ~ Os, Ol, On, Ossa, Or, Oth
Tarot: 12, Hanged Man / Astro: Primal Water Element / Rune: Ansuz
P ~ Per, Pir, Pal, Pan, Pern
Tarot: 13, Death / Astro: Scorpio, Water / Runes: Eihwaz, Dagaz
Q ~ Ques, Quen, Quin, Quil, Quae, Quay
Tarot: 14, Temperance / Astro: Sagittarius, Fire / Rune: Berkana
R ~ Ren, Rel, Ril, Run, Rin, Rae, Ray
Tarot: 15, Devil / Astro: Capricorn, Earth / Rune: Nauthiz
S ~ Star, Sar, Sor, Sil, Sir, Sat, Sata, Say, Sae
Tarot: 21, World / Astro: Saturn, Air & Earth / Rune: Manniz
T ~ Tir, Tor, Tar, Tyn, Tin, Til, Tae,Tay
Tarot: 16, Tower / Astro: Mars, Fire & Water / Rune: Hagalaz
U ~ Uthu, Uth, Une, Uthay, Uthae
Tarot: 17, Star / Astro: Aquarius, Air / Rune: Kano
V ~ Val, Valk, Vir, Vin, Ven, Vor, Vay, Vae
Tarot: 18, Moon / Astro: Pisces, Water & Earth / Rune: Isa
W ~ Win, Wyn, Wil, Wel, Wis, Wen
Tarot: 19, Sun / Astro: Sun, Fire / Rune: Wunjo
X ~ Xava, Xav, Xay, Xae
Tarot: 20, Judgement / Astro: Primal Element Fire / Rune: Othila
Y ~ Yis, Yin, Yid, Yir, Ya, Yil, Yor
Tarot: 8, Strength (also I) / Astro: Leo, Fire / Rune: Uruz
Z ~ Zeth, Zath, Zil, Zor, Zun, Zae, Zay
Tarot: 21, World (also S) / Astro: Saturn, Air & Earth / Rune: Mannaz
Forathrineld winestalin !
F A R E W E L !