New Project: QNP

New Project: QNP

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and He brought them to the man to see what he would name each one. And whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field.

Genezis 2:19-20

I am starting a little side project, which I expect to be a slow-burner, but fun. I call it Quenderinwa Ñóleparma Laimaron Yo Kelvaron, and it is a wiki intended to gather attested and neologism Quenya and Sindarin names of plants and animals.

I know that names of animals and plants can also be found in Eldamo and other online dictionaries, but this could have the added benefit of e.g. adding photos/illustrations, potentially adding the description of species in Quenya or Sindarin (one can dream), using the wiki discussion pages to suggest/debate/peer-review neologisms, etc.

You can find the wiki on https://middangeard.org.uk/noleparma/index.php?title=Main_Page

It is quite empty at the moment, because I have not yet decided what the layout should look like (and would like to ask for opinions). We could treat it as a Quenya/Sindarin wiktionary, i.e. entries would be added under their Q or S names (and have separate Q and S sections), or the entries could be added with their English names, with each page providing the Quenya and Sindarin translations (if available) of the species.

Let's see what will come out of this - if it takes off, all the best, if in time it dies a quiet death, no harm done:)

Comments

Submitted by Atwe Tue, 04/14/2020 - 15:32

The number of entries is increasing nicely. I have made a few small changes, and added notes, too. I assume you know that you can check what has changed if you look on the Recent changes page from the left-side menu.