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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]

Our On-line dictionaries section (May 2008)

Dragon Flame 2.0

Dragon Flame is a freeware application for Microsoft Windows (98, Me, XP, NT4, 2000), now also available on Linux. it includes the Sindarin dictionary, additional lexicons and a complete Sindarin corpus.

The latest version is Dragon Flame 2.0, released in December 2003. Here is a brief list of the new and exciting features added to the software since version 1.0 was first released in December 2002...

  • Extented search functions with regular expressions (see Edit menu). Great for those wanting to find and analyse similar patterns.
  • Automated Tengwar transcription (based on the TTT engine and Mans Bjorkman's modes -- courtesy of the YaTT development team)
  • Link to on-line dictionaries (e.g. Webster's) when your internet connection is active (see Tools menu). Great for non-native English speakers (such as myself!) who sometimes need to check a definition.
  • Updated documentation (see Help menu).
  • Source code included (for those who want to help improving the software).
  • The "Check updates" feature (broken in DF 1.0) is disabled by default (reserved for wizards only).
  • Fixes and improvements in the history mechanism.
  • DF 2.0 embeds a new version of the Sindarin Dictionary (lexicon version 0.993) including several corrections, a few additional entries, and a major re-work of all entries (better presentation; indications of register, domain, etc. when possible; parts of definitions moved to the etymologies or marked as definition "hints"; some additional discussions entered; some definitions changed...).

Download Dragon Flame 2.0 and simply enjoy!

 Sindarin Lexikon

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Updated On-line dictionaries section. (May 2008)

Updated On-line dictionaries section. (Apr. 2007)

New On-line dictionaries section. (Jun. 2006)

Hesperides 1.2 for Mac OSX. (Dec. 2004)

Hesperides 1.1 for Mac OSX. (Sept. 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0.1 for Linux. (July 2004)

Hesperides 1.0 for Mac OSX. (July 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0 for Linux. (June 2004)

New web design for the Sindarin dictionary web site. (April 2004)

Dragon Flame 2.0 is available for download. (December 2003)

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!