Is it possible to create an app that translates Common to Elvish and/or the Black Speech in a manner similar to Google Translate? If possible, I’d be happy to donate for any work on it!
If they actually translated the words into Elvish in the first place, I’m sure it would be possible to reverse it. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with that.
1st) When you input text to “translate” they aren’t being translated to the actual words that mean that same thing in Elvish, Quor, etc. It takes the letters you put in and puts out a grouping of letters that make it look like that language.
2nd) I didn’t actually develop the java that runs these. I have them here as I’ve always found them useful but the site where they were originally hosted, went down. I have messed around with them in order to make another “translator” based on them, but as I said, it’s not truly translating.
3rd) Finally, if you attempted to reverse the “translations” you’d run into one last problem. Even if you were fine translating these “fake” words back to Common, the way words are translated, based off of their letters rather than their meaning, there are a number of words that are translated into the same thing.
I will be happy to look into it, see if I could come up with some way, but I am not all that knowledgeable in anything but the most basic level of coding.
I am so happy I found this, thanks for reposting it! I had a bookmark to the original but lost it when I upgraded my computer way back when and couldn’t find it again. I’ve been trying to make my own and failing horribly, so this is a life saver. Is there any chance you could make this available in an offline format?
Apologies for the delay, I haven’t needed this for a while, and so I forgot that I had even posted a comment. I appreciate the offer. Unfortunately, I do not know scripting or any of that so I wouldn’t even know what to do with it. Also, this page works just fine on mobile, so the offline version is more of a convenience than anything. If you manage to get something going, though, I’d certainly buy you a drink once I stumbled across it. =) One final question, would you mind if I used the output of this for the basis of a language to be used in my writing? I know you’re not the original dev, but it’s in your custody now, so you’re really the only person to ask.
So far I haven’t had too much luck. Still looking into it, but I could give you the HTML file of it. It would still open in your browser, but you could use it even if you weren’t online. You can put it on any device you want and access it whether you have internet access or not. On a desktop/laptop browser, go to http://www.screwytruths.com/Elven.html, right click and save as, choose to save as HTML only not complete. I’ll still look into a more concise way of doing it.
As for the other question… I’m a bit uncomfortable giving permission on something like that seeing as it’s not mine. I think it would be fine though. I would give a credit to the original creators though, if you use it in something that you would be selling.
Also, a very nice thing about the HTML version, particularly if you want to build off it, if you edit it in notepad you can see what changes into what and when. It’s technical, but even if you don’t really have any Java (or other programming) knowledge, which I myself don’t, it’s easy enough to mess with it until you can at least change the outcomes to something you like.
My name in elvish is Maelaelae.
What kind of elvish language is this? ”thol” is not friend in elvish
It’s not actually any elvish language, it was developed to create words that sound like Elvish from the Eberron campaign of Dungeons and Dragons.
This is really cool. I’m typing a story and I’m using Elvish in it so this is really useful.
Cool! I’d love to read it. Just remember, this doesn’t make words in any “real” Elvish that’s been made, just mimics the sound of Eberron’s Elvish.
One day I’ll try to post my story online I’m putting a wierd twist on LotR as I had in a dream one night. If I ever get to post it, it’s called “A Hobbit’s Tale”.
My story will be posted online in no more then two months. Once it is closer to publishing time, I will give you the link for whoever wants to read it.
Awesome! Good luck with finishing it. Looking forward to checking it out. :)
Yeah! Rose is my best friend from school! You seem really nice!!
Thank you, Laura! For that kind word about Acerbicon, since they are so nice to me
My name in Elvish is Mydai Kaendrysia.
Strange name. It works though!
Oh, I know. But my friends won’t know that! :)
Thank you! I am so excited for you to read it. I will give you more information when my release date gets closer. It may not be very good due to the fact that I’m only 11. But I hope you like it anyways. I’ll be posting soon I hope.
I’m always happy to see people writing stories at your age. It’s super cool and can lead to great things. Never be discouraged because of your age because you learn more everyday.
Thank you so much! I can’t wait for you to read it!
I used this to translate my favorite song to Elvish! So cool!
I try to work on my story every night but the release date may be a little late since I have a lot of homework and I’m planning a party, as known by Laura. I have a lot going on so it may be released late.
Don’t rush yourself! Writing is supposed to be fun and if you make it a chore, it won’t be as enjoyable.
Alright. I’ll try my best not to rush but to have fun with it and finish it when I have time. It may be delayed because I’m planning a birthday party and I don’t always have time to work on it but I’ll finish it when I can. Thank you so much for your support.
I will be really delayed because I cannot go on my Chromebook for a while. I’m going to be really busy. I will not be posting my story for about 3,4, or maybe even 5 month but I will try to do it a lot sooner. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Hello. I am back. I will be posting my story hopefully soon. I am only eleven now so it will probably still take me a while.
I’m glad to hear you’re still at it, take your time and have fun! :)
So is this actually elvish? Or is it just supposed to sound like Elvish? The description was unclear about that.
Just made to sound like Eberron Elvish.
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