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Sindarin
Sindarin, or Grey-elven, is according to Tolkien’s last conceptions the language developed in Beleriand among the Sindar. It was adopted by the exiled Ñoldor, spread into all the West of Middle-earth and became there the usual Elvish language, a situation observed in The Lord of the Rings where Sindarin is simply called “Elvish”. This language was also widely used by the Edain and then the Númenoreans, and even became the mother tongue of some of them.

Ae Adar nín – Unfinished translation of the Pater noster, published in Vinyar Tengwar n° 44.
Glorfindel’s greeting to Aragorn The Lord of the Rings, book I, chapter 12.
Glorfindel’s cry to his horse The Lord of the Rings, book I, chapter 12.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel – Hymn of the Elves of Rivendell. The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 1 & The Road Goes Ever On pp. 71-72. A preparatory version in Noldorin can also be found in Noldorin on this website.
Gandalf’s fire-spell The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 4.
Moria gate inscription The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 4. A preparatory version in Noldorin can also be found on this website.
Gandalf’s door spell The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 4. A preparatory version in Noldorin can also be found on this website.
Sam’s invocation of Elbereth at Cirith Ungol The Lord of the Rings, book IV, chapter 10. A preparatory version in Noldorin can also be found on this website.
Praise in the field of Cormallen (Sindarin) The Lord of the Rings, book VI, chapter 4. A corresponding version in Quenya can also be found on this website.
Gilraen’s Linnod The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A(v).
Voronwë’s cry Unfinished Tales, first part, chapter 1.
Tuor’s cry Unfinished Tales, first part, chapter 1.
Battle cry of the Edain of the North Unfinished tales, first part, chapter 2.
Húrin’s threat The War of the Jewels, p. 254.
Lúthien’s song The Lays of Beleriand, p. 354.
Legendarium of the Fathers of Men Morgoth’s Ring, p. 373.
King’s letter – One version of the longest published Sindarin text. Sauron Defeated, pp. 129 to 131.
Guren bêd enni – Sindarin set phrase published in Vinyar Tengwar n° 41. Corresponding versions in Quenya and Telerin can also be found on this website.
Túrin Wrapper – Draft sentences published in Vinyar Tengwar n° 49.

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