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Russian Yandex Translate now offers Elvish

Russia’s main search engine Yandex has launched an online translator for Elvish.

The 'one ring' from the Lord of the Rings embossed with elvish script.
The ‘one ring’ from the Lord of the Rings embossed with elvish script. Image by bandita / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yandex Translate, the Russian version of Google Translate, has produced the application (accessed at translate.yandex.ru) which translates to and from Sindarin, which is spoken by elves in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The translator uses the Tengwar script, which was also created by Tolkien. Yandex offers translation in 63 languages but this is the first fictional language included in the service. Read more: afp.com