We don't need to hold conversations; we just need enough to impress the casual fans. Here are a few useful phrases
I was learning Quenya, but the vowel accents confuse me so I switched to Sindarin. I'm also learning Old English, if that counts.
Ic hatte ShireofMiddleEarth.
Old English would probably serve you well in Rohan.
I am trying to learn Sidarin elvish.
From where? I know Memrise has a good course (As far as my limited Elvish goes, it appears to be correct.)
Here's some of the Elvish I know:
Elen sila lumenn omentielvo.
Aiya Earendil, elenion ancalima!
Utulien aure! Aiya Eldalie ar Atanatari, utulien aure!
I do have a book of Elvish and a Klingon dictionary, since I'm also a Star Trek fan. But I suspect claiming I know Elvish and Klingon won't look so good on my resume.
What's the book of Elvish? Is it notes you've taken or a book that you bought?
@eldariontkd I have a copy of Ruth Noel's The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth, though I've seen it criticized as a somewhat flawed book.
i know how to say sons of durin in Neo Khuzdul
I am trying so hard to learn Sindarin!
The challenge is that Tolkien did not create enough of any of his created languages with which to hold a complex conversation.
I'm learning to use the Black Speech of Mordor in conversation
Just a phrase or two.
If I could find a good source I would learn any languages from Tolkien's middle earth.
Currently I'm self learning old Norse, so strange vowels and later rules aren't too foreign.
I recommend Jackson Crawford's YouTube Channel. He's a specialist in Old Norse mythology and language.
Aside from Tolkien, I only remember other sentences from invented languages in Denis McKiernan's Iron Tower trilogy (a pastiche of LOTR) and R.A. Salvatore's Icewind Dale trilogy, I like Wulfgar's comment.
Prayne de crabug ahm keike rinedere be-yogt iglo kes gron! (may the fleas of a thousand reindeer nest in your genitals)
@eldariontkd Jackson Crawford is a great source for old Norse. A friend gifted me two books by him "wanderer's Hávamál" and his translation of the poetic edda.
Take your pick: