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Actors behind Elendil Lord of the rings: Ring of power explains how his time working on Bollywood films helped him learn Elvish for his outing to Middle-earth.
Elendil quickly became a fan favorite despite only appearing in the series’ most recent third episode.We will definitely see more from the characters ring of power is over, but one of the more interesting aspects of Lloyd Owen taking on this role was learning Quenya, the language JRR Tolkien invented for the elves.
In a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, the Welsh-born actor explained how learning Elvish is like when he had to practice Urdu.
“It was really amazing. A few years ago, I was in a Bollywood movie. thugs of hindustan It had Aamir Khan and 36 scenes, all in Urdu. The director wanted my English character to be good at speaking the language so that he could be even more feared as a member of the British East India Company, basically as a villain. I had the experience of trying to understand them, given them as sounds.
So being given an elf was another moment of realization that this was a journey as well. Because you have to unlock your language choice in a way that you try to relate to your own language. Find out where the vowels are, what the conjunctions are, what the key words are, what the rhythm is. Clearly, Tolkien was a linguist and saying Elvish is so beautiful. ”
Going on, Owen cherishes every scene where he has to speak Elvish.
“Every time the script comes in and the elves come on, my little heart jumps. [Laughs] There is a word that I love, “Namarie.” As an actor, getting the chance to be the one to say it in an Elendil character is pretty special.
Namalie This is the Quenya word for “get well” commonly used when an elf wants to say goodbye to someone. Lord of the Ring The first time fans found out about it was when Galadriel sang the sad song “Lorien” on Lorien.Altariello nainie Lóriendessë”
ring of power It airs weekly on Amazon Prime Video.