2006-10-04 [Linn Scarlett]: *nod nods* I will see what i can trace
2006-10-08 [xido]: I found http://www.ang
and some others...
2006-10-12 [Linn Scarlett]: those are derived from the pre tolkien script *shakes head* the ones i found were more like... like aztec glyphs now that i think of it, only with lots of spidery like symbols. it combined the same way, not an alphabet but syllable symbols. That is also mensioned in some of the books
2006-10-14 [xido]: Check out the section of the first site... http://www.ang
I think these ones are pretty cool for starts.. ;) I just want to have something together without too much hassle. :/
2006-10-18 [Linn Scarlett]: that angelfire site is part of the RPNexus, it's tha bomb :P
2006-10-27 [xido]: It is quite cool and very informative... What do you mean, RPNexus?
2006-10-29 [Linn Scarlett]: exactly the way i say it: RPNexus
2006-11-14 [xido]: haha :P
Okay, I guess I'll go a-surfing to find out. ;P
2006-12-30 [Linn Scarlett]: Oh xido I puffed it off and found the drowrunes given on angel to be hoaxes :/ I linked you the arguments and stuff in some other WFR page as I forgot we had this conversation here
2007-01-21 [xXx_ice_dawg_xXx]: Sorry to barge in like this, but the Drow runes featured on http://www.ang
2007-01-21 [xXx_ice_dawg_xXx]: Oh by the way, I don't see any explanation on it here, but I've seen Vendui written as Vendui'. Does the apostrophe make much of a difference? I haven't been able to find that anywhere.
2007-01-22 [xido]: http://www.ang
I believe that these runes were Salvatore-insp
2007-01-26 [Linn Scarlett]: First of, the ' helps you pronounce it. Much like ë's in some languages, like in dutch.
Example: "how" = "lu'oh"
It's written lu'oh so that you know it's pronounced luh-ohh, and not luo-hh or luohh or any other uo-stuck-toget
And about Vendui.
Example: "hello friend" = "Vendui'abbil"
"hello my dear friend" = "Vendui d'anthe abbil"
In drowic often vowel-ending and vowel-starting words are connected with an ' to indicate that drow pronounce them closer together than seperate words, but not as close as too make the uia sound as one sound. This is because of the whispered/slit
As with my examples, Vendui is one of those words that is almost always connected to a vowel-starting word, if there is a vowel-starting word next to it in the sentence. Like Abbil. But if it's a closed word, then the ' disappears. Because it's meaningless.
Seeing Vendui' on websites is one of my petpeevees. Most translators can't handle the ' or not ' situations and therefor put them in there no matter what. It annoys me that people are to lazy to check their sentences before taking it from internet as if google knows all -it doesnt.
Enfin, to cut it short:
"vendui' " without a vowel-starting word connected to it, is wrong and just tells you that the person that made the site copypasted it without as much as researching it. Since this is a pretty well known thing. Unlike the script -_-
2007-01-26 [Linn Scarlett]: Not in the slightest, I believe Will. They seem to me -not meaning to brag, but I know tolkiens script by head more or less, I love languages- more tolkien related than anything else. Especially the 3-shapes and 6-shapes, which are the basics of tolkien's elvenscript.
Enfin, the salvatore examples are only the ones on the two blades. They were drawn by the man himself I believe and are the only reliable sources I have found so far.
I believe the site you gave to be just a copy of something someone started at somepoint and which got plastered all over the net. Also, it doesn't have the "drow" feeling to it, in my opinion. Which the runes on the blades have.
Just because it's angular doesn't make it drow :/
The blade-scripts are curvy and elvish but cruel to the eye? Why? Because unfriendly curves have been used.
2007-01-28 [xido]: Dos ph ji zhaunl, ussta akana jalil Linn Scarlett.
Also, the translator link you have posted is not quite as fun as what all is included on:
2007-01-28 [Linn Scarlett]: If you look at the link Xido, you see it's the same translator of the Greycompany House Maerdyn, only I took time to distilate it from it's page so that you can call it up in a small window instead of having to start a new browser :)
Oh and love, it's Dos ph'ji zhaunl, ussta akana Jalil, mind the hyphens inthere dear, mind the hyphens ;)
Unless of course you didn't mean to say "You are so knowing, my ruling female". Names are usually not included when talking to said person, instead female is put up with a capital. But that's just a matter of rules I suppose ;)
2007-02-05 [xido]: This is why I need you around for Undercommon and Drow. You are an expert. ;)
2007-02-05 [Linn Scarlett]: *blushes* not nearly, but i'll do my best
2009-07-28 [Dayzi]: Hi, I'm new here and just happened to stumble upon your page. Its really kools!! always wondered how to pronounce Drow words, but I've got one question... how is the ae in words like Belaern and Gaer pronounced?? would it be short vowel sounds or long a sound??
2010-02-03 [Linn Scarlett]: The same is mostly in normal languages, you pronounce aa-e if its ae like Baerne (Baah-èr-nè). The first is always slightly longer than the second. With ea it would be eeh-a rather than ahh-e :)
2010-11-18 [woody88]: what is the Student list and how do we put our name on it?