Elvish 101

Basic Rules: In Elvish, the plural is preceded by n'. For example, to say "dragons", one would say n'dregian. Also, Elvish is a rolling, elegant language. Flicking your tongue to go along with the actual vocalization facilitates many words.

Elvin Names: At the beginning of their lives, elves are given a name with several syllables and divided into three word groups. When they are young, they go by only the first syllable, like Sei, or Tej. Using the shortened name later in life shows familiarity. For example, Retäv will most likely never use Sei's full name. However, when they are older, about five hundred years old, the next group is added, like in Sin'rezo's name. This functions similarly to Sir or Madame in Human, and shows a degree of respect. The third and final syllable is very rarely vocalized, and only used when giving one's True Name, so that an elf might invoke the Higher Magics. It is almost never used outside of that context, except for one who is dearly beloved, like a pair of letikara, or a husband and wife who have known each other many centuries.

Basic Speech Affirm/Negate

Yes~ rá

No~ en

Speech Tags:

I~ tsi

We~ eth

You (singular and plural)~ Tzo

He~ chio

She~ itha

It~ do

They~ entle


One~ sen

Two~ zan

Three~ dür

Four~ tcha

Five~ rath

Six~ ker


Eight~ fil

Nine~ eno

Ten~ el

Hundred~ eltein

Thousand~ tereltein

Note: To say large numbers, like seven thousand, four hundred ninety one (7491), just put the numbers as a prefix with an apostrophe to the multiple, like this: diros'tereltein tcha'eltein eno'el sen. See? Not that much different from Human.