General discussion

Service Announcement on Registrations

From the Engine Room: due to the large number of malware/spam bots attempting to register on the site every day (which has now come to the attention of the website provider, too) I have temporarily suspended access to the registration webform. Registration is still possible, but only I can do it, so if you'd like to become a member of Aglardh please send me an email.


Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience caused. I will be looking into addressing the issue via a security module in the future.

Christmas Carols

Atwe, at one time I had kept a file that contained some Quenya Christmas carols you (and perhaps others) submitted to the Google+ feed. I seem to have lost it. Since it is that season, I thought I could ask you to post some this year. I especially liked I Yunque Hristonostari.



Totally off topic, but Sir Ian McKellen is 80 and tours the world with a one-man show celebrating his long career - I saw him the other day in London, and (naturally) he started the show by reciting the Bridge of Khazad-dûm scene from The Fellowship :) and afterwards he produced the actual Glamdring he used as a prop in the films and brandished it around the stage.

There was much more in the show of course, and he is a lovely man. A great night.

Some small improvements for content authors

I have added some small improvements to the site that may help posters.

There are two new buttons in the editor toolbar at the top of the text area when you create a post:

The Insert Quote button allows you to insert quotes with an author specified:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen

With the Boxout button you can create a box inserted into the text which you can use the summarize/highlight an important point:

New tengwar sample found

In case not all of you follow Lambengolmor: Carl has brought a new tengwar sample to our attention, cf.

It is a short sample that reads “nai lye hiruva airea amanar”.

With regard to the tengwar, there are two unusual features:

New Method For Password Recovery

I have installed a new module to deal with forgotten passwords as the built-in module did not work properly. If the user now selects the Reset password option in the log-in page, the system will email a temporary password to the user's email address which then can be used to log in to Aglardh. It is highly recommended that once you do that you change your temporary password to a new, permanent password of your choice in your account settings.



Conjugated Verb Forms In Eldamo

Hi Paul,


I wonder if it were useful if at some points verb entries would contain their attested or assumed aorist, present, past, and perfect forms, like mat-, mate, máta, mante, amátie? Maybe it would make learning easier, especially the past/perfect forms. (I think Latin dictionaries used to have this?)

Just an idea for consideration for the future.