Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish

Bran's Head, 1995

An overview of all the languages invented by Tolkien (not just Elvish), with dictionaries, syntax and writing systems. Paperback.*

Beregond (ed.), Arda Philology 1

Proceedings of the First International Conference on JRR Tolkien's Invented Languages. Omentielva Minya. Stockholm, 2005.

Arda Society, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. Contains seven lectures.

Kenneth Chaij, Sindarin Lexicon

Besides a Sindarin - English dictionary this contains also an essay on the history of Sindarin, pronounciation and how to use the Fëanorian script. 1st edition. Stapled wrappers.

Ryszard Derdzinski, Sindarin Dictionary

GoldMaggot, 2000

All Sindarin words that appear in Tolkien's books, translated to Polish and English. Illustrated in b&w. 1st edition. Plastic cover.

George Horton, Tolkien: His Language. A Guide to Quenya


"The definitive guide to Quenya... an excellent quickreference guide for instant translation... also designed to be learned from. Fast. With vocabularly presented in graded levels and a superb guide for speaking the basic language." 1st edition. Plastic cover.

Edouard Kloczko, Enciclopedia illustrata della Terra di Mezzo. Lingue Elfiche

Tre Editori, 2002

This dictionary gives the translation of the Quenya in both Italian and English. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.

Wolfgang Krege, Elbisches Wörtenbuch nach J.R.R. Tolkien

Klett-Cotta, 2010

German book on Quenya and Sindarin. Paperback.*

Oliver Loo, A Tolkien English Glossary

A Guide to Old, Uncommon and Archaic Words Used in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Lulu, 2009. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

The book contains over 1100 words and is intended to be a quick reference guide for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, where old, uncommon and archaic words can be quickly looked up and their meaning made clear. Draught for example occurs 35 times in the text with at least 5 different meanings. It means current of air in one sentence, drinking, or a drink or potion in another, one who is drafted into service in another, to draw or to pull in another and finally the depth a vessel sinks in the water. One needs to know all of the meanings in order to fully understand the text. The words in the first section of each book are arranged in order of appearance in the books. In the last section, the words are arranged alphabetically for ease of finding a particular word without regard to where it is used. Also included is the sentence where the word is used to provide the reader with the contextual setting of the word in the sentence it is used in as an aid to understand the meaning. *

Nancy Martsch, Basic Quenya

Teach yourself to speak and write Elvish in 22 lessons

Lessons with homework and answers in the back. All you need to learn Quenya-Elvish. Clear plastic cover.

Basic Sindarin

Teach yourself to speak and write Elvish in 22 lessons

22 Lessons, each with grammar, vocabularly and an example text to practice. All you need to learn Sindarin-Elvish. Clear plastic cover.

Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth

A guide to all 14 languages Tolkien invented

HoughtonMifflin. Paperback. Illustrated. "It includes a full account of Tolkien the linguist, as well as telling how to write all the languages, with guides to grammar and pronunciation, and a complete dictionary of the fourteen languages."*

David Salo, A Gateway to Sindarin

A grammer of an Elvish language from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

University of Utah Press, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback.*

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Verb Chart

Quenya-English, English-Quenya

2007. Paperback. The conjugation of all known Quenya verbs, i.e. 388 verbs.*

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Dictionary

Sindarin-English, English-Sindarin

2008. Paperback.*