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Post My study tips for Quenya
on: May 04, 2010 08:20
Hello,

As I'm getting on with Quenya quite well (so I was told by Malinorne - thank you...), I thought, I'd try to share my method of studying with others. So here are my tips:

1. I read the lesson online aloud - well, at least I read all Quenya words and all sentences, that are important to remember or that I don't understand at once aloud.

2. I write the lesson down by hand in an exercise book, dictating the text aloud to myself. I do not print out the text, as I think, it's too easy to print a text without reading a word.

3. I write down the word list in a seperate exercise book (marked as "vocabulary") in three rows: the Quenya word - the Quenya word in transcription (german "Lautschrift") - the English translation. While doing that, I check the pronunciation and the stress, and read every Quenya word aloud several times - so I get a "feeling" for the pronunciation.

4. I do the exercises in my exercise book. Therefore I use my handwritten Lessons and my vocabulary. Now my seperate exercise books proof worthy: I don't have a pile of loose sheets, but all the lessons in one book in the correct order. That makes it easier to find, what I'm looking for. And I don't have to scroll to and fro in the book, I'm just writing in, to look up a word in the vocabulary.

5. I do the exercises again online - not copy them - and check them back with my handwritten exercises. So I can find out mistakes.

6. When I think, I got it all right, I post the exercises.

Maybe that method seems a bit old style, but it works. It means, to use as many "channels" as possible to take the lessons in: reading - hearing - speaking - writing (= acting), and by that understanding and memorizing.

Of course, there's needed some time and concentration for that. You can't do it just in half an hour between supper and your next date, and not with your family around asking questions all the time. But I think, that's the way to learn a new language - it's work.

I can tell you by my own experience: You are rewarded, when you find yourself able to make sentences/texts in Quenya on your own - and if you start with small things, that comes soon.

I hope, my tips are helpful to some of you, and I'd like to hear about other methods to learn this wonderful language.

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on: May 05, 2010 06:21
Thanks Charodian! I believe these are good study tips for any language
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Post RE: My study tips for Quenya
on: June 04, 2010 10:43
Wow, great tips, Charodian.

Malinornë, do you think this post could be "topped"?

[Edited on 4/6/2010 by Atánion]
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Post RE: My study tips for Quenya
on: June 06, 2010 07:56
Excellent idea, Atánion!

If someone else has study tips to offer, you're welcome to post them in this thread

I know we have more tips posted already somewhere around here... might be time for a 'sping-cleaning'!
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on: July 13, 2013 01:04
my form of studying yours is like that (in writing),just Im writing the whole workbook down
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on: August 05, 2013 05:37
Wow! These are some great study tips. I'm still having problems with accent marks.
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on: August 14, 2013 10:29
Ireth, if you haven't already, please have a look at the posts in the 'accents and dots' thread. There are many different things to try, so hopefully you will find something that works for you.
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on: December 22, 2013 10:19
Awesome thank you very much. Me and my friend have dicided to study the language together that why we can start speaking it.
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on: January 07, 2014 10:05
These are awesome tips. I'm going to do that too.

Another thing you can do [I did this with other languages] is use Excel to memorize the vocabulary and practice conjugations and stuff. I make a sheet for nouns, adjectives, verbs, and so on. And I type the foreign word on one column, the translation on another, the plural of that word on the next column, or, if a verb, the conjugation of present, future, past tense and etc. It helps a lot.
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on: February 09, 2014 05:57
I write all of the lessons in a notebook, and then keep a seperate book for translations, so all of my resources are in one place that I can refer to.

I have finished my Sindarin Lessons, and am now beginning my Quenya studies. So I will be around this forum a lot. I look forward to learning to speak with you all!


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on: September 11, 2014 08:22
i just started learning because i love tolkein so much, and your tips really helped
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on: December 09, 2014 09:20
Really good tips thank you so much!
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on: February 15, 2015 09:50
This is very helpful. Hantanyel and namarie.
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on: May 30, 2017 03:14
This are great tips! I'll be using them. Thanks!!
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on: June 10, 2017 12:56
I've been using the website Quizlet.com to make flashcards to study my vocabulary. There are lots of sets already on there that people have made if you search "Quenya"
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