what language does arwen speak?

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coolmovies
In FOTR what language does arwen speak? when talking to aragorn ?

thefallen544
Im guessing Sindarin Elvish.

coolmovies
Thanks alot she sounds cute

vanice
could be quenya too... elvish anyway.

thefallen544
Could be Quenya but wasn't that generally used by the High Elves in Valinor. During the third age Quenya was generally only used as a language at formal occasions the most common tongue in use was Sindarin.

vanice
Yeah, that's true. sindarin is the common elvish speech, so they probably use it in the films. still I think arwen was taught quenya, and it's possible that they used it instead... tolkien almost completed quenya whilst sindarin is not that complete.

thefallen544
Yeah, I'm positive she would have known Quenya but probably spoke Sindarin. Anyway. Still a bloody cool language.

coolmovies
love ya very cool language arwen

Draugwen
It is very surely Sindarin from what I understood... Din any elf use Quenya in the movie?

bogen
sindarian was kool

Exabyte
Originally posted by Draugwen
It is very surely Sindarin from what I understood... Din any elf use Quenya in the movie?

Yes... Elrond did, when the company left Rivendell ("Nai tiruvantel ar varyuvantel i Valar tielyanna nu vilya"wink... the only other Quenya phrases (apart from the soundtrack) were Saruman's Caradhras spell, some words at the Gate of Moria, Galadriel's "Namárie" and some quotes known from the book (Aragorn: "Et Earenna ...", Frodo: "Aiya Earendil ..."wink

Slyððering
Arwen would know Quenya, as she is (essentially) a Ñoldorin princess. But, she'd probably use Sindarin in daily converse with other Elves....

Draugwen
Originally posted by Exabyte
Yes... Elrond did, when the company left Rivendell ("Nai tiruvantel ar varyuvantel i Valar tielyanna nu vilya"wink... the only other Quenya phrases (apart from the soundtrack) were Saruman's Caradhras spell, some words at the Gate of Moria, Galadriel's "Namárie" and some quotes known from the book (Aragorn: "Et Earenna ...", Frodo: "Aiya Earendil ..."wink

Can't believe I really forgot that embarrasment Thanks. Exa big grin

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