Sindarin

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Sindarin (シンダル文字, Shindaru moji, Sindar letters) is the term given to the written and verbal language of the Sindar. As the language of the lost people, Sindarin is usually only known to those with an interest in the study of the ancient people.

Overview

Sindar script

The Sindar used phonetic characters in their written language, about which a certain amount is known. Although not understood by more than a few people, many research institutes and some private individuals can decipher Sindarin text to some extent. Relatively studious persons, such as Jowy Atreides and Alex, could at least recognise the ancient text on sight.

Sindarin writing is, not surprisingly, found in ancient Sindar texts and ruins around the world. It can also be found on one of the emblems of the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia.

Spoken Sindarin

Compared to being able to read, or at least recognise, Sindar script, the ability to speak Sindar appears to be a much rarer talent. So far, only those exceptionally skilled at investigating the Sindar, such as Sarah have been shown able to speak the Sindar tongue.

Trivia

  • Sindarin writing appears at first to be a true foreign language but it is actually a substitution cipher and can be easily translated. Sindarin writing gives a counterpart for each of the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 144