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Irmo's Quenya Role-playing Guide:

by Irmo-(Valar)
May 23, 2003

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Roleplaying Quenya

More and more of us are having fun occasionally throwing in a quenya expression when we are role-playing. Being the Valar Guild our choice is of course Quenya (e.g. meldo), and not the generally more current Sindarin (e.g. mellon).
For the past weeks I have been shopping the www for suitable role-playing Quenya expressions/words. Some of it is official Quenya; some of it is derived or creatively assembled (so-called "yocariqenya").
From many sources, but of course the main starting source for anyone interested in Quenya was and is the Ardalambion.
Another help is the Lore Book of the High Elven Tongue: Nole Parma Lambeo Areldava by Beren-(Valar), fka Tulkas-(Valar).

Situational expressions
In-game words
Notes on grammar, simplified


Greetings! Suilannad!
Hail guildbrother(s)/sister(s) Aiya otorno(-i)/osellë(-ier)
Hail Valar Guild Aiya Nossë Valaina
Hail dear Valar Aiya Valar melinde
Hail valiant Valar Aiya Valar astaldir
Hail friend(s) Aiya meldo(r)
Hail dear friend(s) Aiya meldomelin(de)
Hail beautiful maiden Aiya vendë vanya
Hail trustworthy and glorious one Aiya vorondo alcaryatar
Good day Mara aurë
Good morning Mara tuilë
Good evening Mara sinyë
Good night Mara lomë
Goodbye Mara mesta
Farewell Namárië
Happy Hunting Valiroimë
Cheers! Almién!
Hail….the Fair/beautiful Aiya..vanima-or-..linda-or-vanya
Hail….the Faithful Aiya…..vorima
Hail….the Generous/Just Aiya….faila
Hail…the Wise Aiya….nolmo/nolma/istima
Hail….the steadfast Aiya….selio
How are you? Manenna?
I am well Nan mara
A star shines at the hour of our meeting
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Try - with the help of the underneath - to create nice combinations like:

Suilannad otornonya vorima <cawin> Elen sila lumenn’omentielvo! Manenna sinarë?!
(Greetings my faithful guildbrother <bows> a star shines on the hour of our meeting! How are you today?)
E.g. followed by:
Aiya meldomelin nolmo! Nan mara, hantalye. Minalye roimë? Massë hotuli?
Hail dear and wise friend! I am well, thank you. Would you like to hunt? Where shall we go?

Situational expressions: 
Afk (slumber) Murmë
Afk getting a drink Murmë Miruva
Linkdead (gone) Vanwa
Lost you/you disappeared Vanwalye
Welcome back Aiyata
Thank you Hantalye/ Hantal
Sorry/forgive me/oops Absenen
Excuse me for the typo(s) Absenen mistatengwar
Please Iqista
Aye/Yes/certainly/sure Ye/tancavë/tanca
<Ugly word! Bah! Bugger! Etc.> <Faica!>
Holy cow! Ainuyaxë!:lol
Good heavens! Menelmara!
<confused> <rucina>
<laughs> lol rofl <lala>
Error/mt <mista>
Awakening (“changing to”)…. Cuivië….
Can you/anyone help with transfer? Hepmenlyë?
Don’t do it! Ava carë!
Rest/stop Hauta
Stop…..! Quit…! Pusta….!
Stop whining! Pusta yaimë!
Let it go/let it be/let it rest/ah well Na lerya
I am looking for…. Sacalye…..
Let’s go Hotuli
Bind in…. Avelerya ….
Release Lerya
Fight Mahta
Incoming! (I have summoned) Utultinyë
Incoming! (he shall come) Tuluva
Follow (please) (Iqista) Hilya
Behold! Look! Hey! Ela!
Watch out! Cenda!
I want to go to…. Mina an….
I will not go to…. Valinna an….
I will not….
Praise…… Lauta
Victory! We won! Nangwë!
Be gone! Heca!
Be gone monster! Heca ulundo!
Bah, dead:( Ai qualmë!
Anybody? Aiquen?
Anybody wanting to hunt? Aiquen minaroimë?
Today Sinarë
Tomorrow Entarë
Go/travel Linna
To An
Where? Massë?

In-game words:

Level/season Randa
Blue-eyed Henduluin
Green-eyed Hendulaica
Grey-eyed Hendusindë
Orange-eyed Henduculuina
Red-eyed Henducarnë
Yellow-eyed Hendutulca
To me -nin (e.g. tulcanin: yellow to me)
Enemy (Mid/Alb) Cotumo
Monster (Mob) Umaia/ulundo
Very nasty mob Umaia vascara
Quest Surië

Out of/without/low on U-
Endurance Voronwië
Power/magic/mana Curu
Luck Valto

Champion Arato
Hero Callo
Warrior Mahtar
Blademaster Maicacano
Stealther Furin
Ranger Cuculindo
Enchanter Lutharo
Magician/Wizard Istar
Healer Envinyatar
Nightshade Huilomë
Bard Lindo
Warden Tirno

Fort/keep Arta
Frontiers Tyalië
Game Tyalië
Gift Anna
Guildleader Hossecano
Hammer/mace Namba
Sword Maica
(my)Lord Heru(nya)
(my)Lady Heri(nya)
Young/youthful Nessa/nessima
Old Enwina

A few simplified notes on grammar:

Verb + lye                = you (plur. and sing.)
Eg: Menalye roimë mí Morëlantë? Do you want to hunt in Darkness Falls?
Or, if ending on a consonant, ilye,
Eg: Iqista canilye herunya? Will you lead please m'lord?

Verb +n or nye                = I
Eg: Minanye roime Hy Brasil: I would like to hunt in SI

Verb + mmë or lmë         = we
Eg: Minalimmë hauta? : Would we like a rest?

Verb + ntë                 = they
Linnantë an Renier:  They go to the Frontiers

Verb+të                        - them
Laitatë: Praise them!

Is                        = Na
Eg: Aiya Alatar Tirno: Manénna Valto Sinaré? Hail Alatarwarden, how is your luck today?

Are                        =Na(r)
Eg: Nammë mí Mag Mell: We are in Mag Mell

My                        =Nya
Eg: Meldonya: My friend

Your=                        =Lya
Eg: Annalya: Your gift

His/her/its:                =Rya
Her hammer: Nambarya

Our=                        =Mma
Our swords:: Maicammar


Making a plural for a word ending with:
(a vowel)
- a/o etc. then         –r
example: vala/valar
- ë or ie then                -ier
example: valie/valier
(a consonant):
- many others:        -i
example: mahtar/mahtari, elendil/elendili

Wishing you tons of fun with this,
Yrma:D .