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erutan2099
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on: February 24, 2017 12:59
Hello everyone!

I was recently exploring different language sites such as www.omniglot.com and www.kli.org and a thought occurred.

The members of the KLI have an annual meeting they call a "qepmey" they hold in real life for what I understand is essentially a language conference.

Why can't Elvish speakers do something similar? Maybe set up monthly/yearly meeting points in major areas such as state capitals or gather at places like Comic-Con?

I am not talking just about CouncilofElrond members, I am also talking about all those who enjoy speaking the Language.

What do you think? Should we have a central gathering point?

I look forward to any responses or comments.
-ErunĂ¡mo -"Istyallo, Ilu."
Lokyt
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on: February 24, 2017 11:50
Well, I'm not the right person to answer this, but...

Firstly, I don't think this is the right place to put such questions and calls. Not too many visitors here (or at least there seem not to be many).

Second, elvish speakers ARE most certainly doing this already.
As for linguistic conferences, there's at least Ometielva, the International Conference on J. R. R. Tolkien's Invented Languages (www.omentielva.com), every two years.
And various kinds of less specialised Tolkien-cons are held in many countries every year. You never heard of any?
erutan2099
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on: March 03, 2017 01:18
Lokyt said:
And various kinds of less specialised Tolkien-cons are held in many countries every year. You never heard of any?


I honestly had not heard of any. This is exciting news!

As for visitors to the site, I posted this exact same post in the Quenya forum simultaneously, and the number of views (at the time of writing this reply) is already past 9,000!
(insert meme here)

Dirk_Math also posted that same site as a response to my question. While I am certainly excited and plan to attend it there is also the other aspect of my question. The Omentielva is held biennially, meaning it is once every two years.

That is an awfully long time to go between major meetings; what about smaller scale meetings in more local areas?
-ErunĂ¡mo -"Istyallo, Ilu."
Lokyt
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on: March 03, 2017 08:22
erutan2099 said:
what about smaller scale meetings in more local areas?
That depends on where you live and how far you can afford to travel
My knowledge of this kind of "social life" only covers some parts of Eastern Europe...

[Edited on 03/04/2017 by Lokyt]
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