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 Post subject: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^^U
PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 7:47 am 
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This seems like the right section, but I'm not sure but I only have one question so hopefully it won't be too much of an issue^^

I'm just wondering where the name translator went? ( www.arwen-undomiel.com/elvish/names.html / www.arwen-undomiel.com/elvish/boynames.html / www.arwen-undomiel.com/elvish/girlnames.html ) I've used those pages for years simply for such a perfect, long list of names and how to pronounce them(translating them into 'real' names was cool too, but I mostly loved having such a perfect place for elvish names)

Will it be coming back any time soon, or is it simply gone? I searched the forum before making the account and I couldn't find any mention of the name pages (let alone any work being done to the main site and not the forum)

If anyone could let me know what happened and when it might come back up, if ever, I would really appreciate it. I used those pages for so many things it's not even funny. I'd hate to see them vanish forever :'-(
But thank you all for any help you can give me, and I promise I'll be out of your hair very quickly^^


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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 8:04 am 
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I believe those lists have been taken down because there has been some discussion as to their accuracy. Certain members have felt that they misrepresent Elvish and bring down the standard of A-U's Elvish section, and therefore wanted them removed. However, I do believe that there was a strong wish from other members to keep the old parts of the Elvish section for the sake of memory, especially these lists as they are a fun addition. I will have a look and see if we can't get them back :)

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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 8:16 am 
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I can understand that. I really hope there's a way to get them back though. I don't care if it's 'translations' or anything, I just loved using it for the Elvish side(I rarely looked at the English names) and it was pretty much the only place google can find that has Elvish names in an actual list and not some sort of generator. (I used it to name characters in games and such and with character limits and so on it's just SO much easier to find a list of names spelled out for you instead of having to work to find a name that's not going to fit anyway :/) Plus, it's a whole heck of a lot better than trying to figure out what to use of the very few rune names that only kinda-sorta work^^U

Thank you so much for your help and swift reply<3


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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 8:20 am 
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You are very welcome :)

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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 15th, 2012, 10:47 am 
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Oh, I didn't know the names were gone. We'll look into that. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 16th, 2012, 12:27 am 
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Hello RavensFire

The pages have indeed gone for the moment, and the pages were deleted without being copied first. But I have managed to find the pages via cyberspace and I hope and anticpiate they will be back on AU shortly. However in the meantime (for as long as google holds this pages as cache) you can access them via these links.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=uk

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=uk

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=uk

I hope these will tide you over until we can get them back up again on AU.

Thanks for your question regarding the names pages, it gives us an idea of who appreciates them. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Just a quick question and then I'll be out of your hair^
PostPosted: December 16th, 2012, 9:20 am 
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OMG Thank you so much!!!
This is very very helpful.
I just spent over 4 hours copying each name down since for some reason I can't just copy the entire thing at once(and ermahgerd those pages are long. If I didn't have carpel tunnel before, I do now @o@ I don't think I'll be able to CTRL+C/V again for a while..) I don't want to need them again and not have them.

If the pages are put back up, there's something I'd fix. While I was copying down the girl's names I found this:
"Tr. Elv. "Beautiful"
(Leen-dah)"
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"Tr. Elv. "toward youth"
(Nahn-ehs-sah)"

I'm pretty sure that's not supposed to be there as it doesn't make much sense :P

You're very welcome! And if it helps, I know a lot of people use them cause before I made this account and asked, I googled around a bit to see if I could find any other lists and all I found were other forums asking questions regarding naming their characters for one thing or another and those pages were always linked along with a generator(that was REALLY complicated and from the other comments on it it's not very good) people really enjoyed having lists of names that they could just read and find something they liked the sound of. I doubt most of us even bother reading the English names.
the next best thing I found was a site that had some numbers that you picked and depending on what numbers you picked would get you a particular sound and those sounds would go in order that you picked the numbers would create a name.
this site is a WHOLE lot easier though and I wasn't able to find that site again(I found it before I found this one about a year or two ago) so pretty much, this site is the only list of names that's any sort of easy to get to and use. With so many talking about it and recommending it I'm surprised I was the first to ask about it going down!
Even if it's inaccurate I personally find it way too useful to get rid of on that reason alone. Especially since I don't think that many people outside this community care all that much :P


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