The Sindarin dictionary project
Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in
a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands
of one who knows how to combine them. [N. Hawthorne]
Sindarin is the language of the Grey Elves, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and
exemplified in his masterful epic story The Lord of the Rings.
This is the home page of the Sindarin dictionary project. The
site currently hosts the following projects:
The Sindarin dictionary
project per se
, focussed at building
a complete and reliable Sindarin lexicon in XML (TEI) format.
Dragon Flame, a freeware application for
Microsoft Windows and Linux, embedding the Sindarin dictionary along with additional
Hesperides, a freeware application for
MacOS X, embedding the Sindarin dictionary tools.
The proper way to refer to this Sindarin dictionary, when you wish to quote it, is to call
it Hiswelókë's Sindarin dictionary. As it is still an evolving
work, it is also recommented to cite the edition and the lexicon's version (for instance,
"edition 1.9, lexicon 0.995").
The Sindarin dictionary and Dragon Flame are brought to you by
Hiswelókë and JRRVF, two companion web sites in French,
devoted to JR.R. Tolkien's works. Visit our linguistic studies, geographical essays
and mythological articles!