What Does the Elven Word “Kyela” Mean in Arvyndase, the Language of the Silver Elves?

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We Silver Elves often use the Arvyndase word Kyêla (key – L – lah) as a parting salutation for our emails, much in the way one would write ‘love’ or ‘sincerely’ at the end of the letter before signing their name. In our case, we frequently sign our letter The Silver Elves, rather than giving our personal names, as for instance if we wrote Zardoa for the Silver Elves or Silver Flame for the Silver Elves, etc. as is common practice among many folks. This leads some people to mistakenly believe that Kyêla is, in fact, one of our names, which, as it happens, it is, although it is not one of our given names but, in fact, the Arvyndase version of our surname ‘Love.’ For Kyêla means love, although it means love in an affectionate and potentially romantic way. For the elves, romance is always in the air.

As it happens there are at least six words, including Kyêla, that mean ‘love’ in our elven language Arvyndase (or Silverspeech). Like the ancient Greeks, we see love in a variety of ways and have different words for variations of love’s manifestations. Besides Kyêla, there is Jålar (pronounced jah – lair) which means love in a divine fashion in which one feels a unity with the all of life. There is feas (fee – ace) which is love used in a fashion similar to the word ‘like’ and usually applied to non-beings, such as when one says I really love (feas) the Lord of the Rings books. And it is used in much the same way as it is an English as an emphasis for one’s feeling of liking something.

There is also the Arvyndase word ‘ford,’ which is pronounced as it is in English, which means the love that one has for one’s soulmate, family member or best friend. It is similar in some ways to the difference in the singular use of the words tu and vous (both meaning you) in French, with tu being less formal than vous. Here, ford is a less formal sort of love and indicates friends, family or loved ones, one can relax around.

There is also the word ‘feln’ (pronounced feel-n) that denotes that special feeling of kinship and intimacy that elves feel for each other. It, of course, could be extended to fae folk in general, and also be used by others to mean the special feeling that exists among members of their particular group.

And there is ‘rynt’ (rent) that is used to indicate the concept of love overall in all of its forms. One could ask, for instance, What is your definition of rynt (love)? Or when people sometimes say, “I don’t believe in rynt (love),” although usually when saying this they really mean, “I don’t believe in kyêla or romantic love.”

When we first conceived the word Kyela, we thought about spelling it keyla, which in Arvyndase would be equally acceptable and would still be pronounced the same way. However, we realized right away that people unfamiliar with Arvyndase would pronounce it key – lah, if we spelled it that way and we didn’t wish that. In fact, in Arvyndase a ‘y’ sometimes takes on the sound of the vowel or consonant following it. So the ‘y’ in kyela, is pronounced like a long ‘e’. However, the ‘e’ after it has an accent upon it and becomes like the ‘e’ in dell. Otherwise, it would be key – eel – lah.

At the same time, you probably noticed in the above paragraph that we didn’t put the accent upon it, which should be a single dot and not a circumflex as here, however our computer doesn’t have a special character with a dot over the ‘e’ thus we make do. And, since it is inconvenient to put that dot or circumflex over the ‘e’ in kyêla every time we use it, we sometimes let it slide, since we know how to pronounce it.

And that’s the thing about Arvyndase as a language and really, in fact, most languages. There is a certain flexibility in their use. There are regional accents and various ways of pronouncing words. Just as the word Pho, that is usually the first part of the name of Vietnamese restaurants, isn’t pronounced pho, like in phone, but rather fah or foo, like in foot without the ‘t,’ depending upon the region in Vietnam where the individual haled from.

And we expect that if Arvyndase ever was adapted for wider use as an elven language  than our own use of it mainly as a language of magic, spellcasting and enchantment, the same would occur for it. For we elves are an adaptable folk, and we do our best to adjust to all situations, while subtly radiating our own magic and influence within them, moving them, as best we may, toward a successful conclusion for everyone.

Kyela,
The Silver Elves

Our website: http://silverelves.angelfire.com
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“If you attempt to define elves
you will find that we are like the morning mist
transforming before the light of the sun
into things unseen.”
—The Silver Elves

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We have recently published The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves. This is an English to Arvyndase, and Arvyndase to English dictionary for those who would like to use this language. There are over 30,000 words in the language of Arvyndase and in this dictionary, as Arvyndase is a complete elvish language and may be both written and spoken as such.

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The Complete Dictionary of Arvyndase:
The Elven Language of The Silver Elves

 

Learn to speak Elven! Arvyndase, the language of the Silver Elves!

 

We thank Rochester Kindred for his amazing contribution to the elven community. He has set up ‘Learning Arvyndase,‘ lessons that are a way for people to easily learn to speak and write Arvyndase. This is the first lesson, so the place to begin! This journal is for learning Arvyndase (air-vin-DAH-see, translated as “Silverspeech”), the Elvish language of The Silver Elves, remembered and recorded by Zardoa Silverstar. The Silver Elves use Arvyndase for magical ceremonial purposes, but it may also be used to communicate in both writing and speech, as it is a full elven language, with over 30,000 words (that includes grammatical variations). We Silver Elves have published a full dictionary of the language (30,000 + words), including Arvyndase-to-English and English-to-Arvyndase:
The Complete Dictionary Of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves
And if you are interested in learning Arvyndase, you may also purchase the textbook/reference we have also published:
Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves

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We also invite you to visit our Author page on Amazon US at: https://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2  and on Amazon UK at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silver-Elves/e/B0070R8ER2 where you will find all our Silver Elves books on Magic and Enchantment and the Elven Way (now 45+).

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A Gift for You!
If you are interested in having us gift you an elven name in Arvyndase, you are welcome to visit our website and click on the top tab that says “Want An Elf Name.” There we give you suggestions for what to email us about yours’elf so we can give you a name that is magically fitting for you.

“Those who think that we are not elves
if we don’t have pointed ears

should look more closely.
For they are bound by an ancient glamor
that prevents them from seeing who we truly are
until they understand who they are truly.”
—What the Elves Know

 

Attention Dear Kindred!
Come listen to the elves speaking Arvyndase!

Have you always wanted to hear elves speak in Arvyndase, the magical language of The Silver Elves? Come listen as Zardoa speaks Arvyndase (SilverSpeech) and Silver Flame translates! Just published our first You Tube video in our new The Silver Elves channel. And we would love it if you would please subscribe, like and comment! https://youtu.be/unUkxT9QbNE

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THE BOOK OF ELF NAMES:
5,600 Elven Names to use for Magic, Game Playing, Inspiration, Naming One’s Self and One’s Child, and as Words in the Elven Language of the Silver Elves

For decades the Silver Elves have been gifting magical elf names in the elven language Arvyndase to those needing a bit of encouragement in their awakening sense of their elven or other natures. We’ve also received request for elf names from game players, writers, people wishing to name their babies and many more. In The Book of Elf Names: 5,600 Elven Names to use for Magic, Game Playing, Inspiration, Naming One’s Self and One’s Child, and as Words in the Elven Language of the Silver Elves, we present these elf names (along with their pronunciation and English translation) as inspiration for those who wish to create their own elven names, although we still gift names and those desiring one from us can read about requesting one here.

 

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And for further reading on the Elven Way and on manifesting elfin, we suggest:

manifesting_ElfinmagicalRealms2If you have questions about the Elven Way and being an elf, then you may also wish to read The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path. We also suggest our volume 2 in this series of questions and answers: Manifesting Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path, Volume 2. If you are curious about elves and want to learn more about modern elves, then you will surely find The Magical Realms of Elfin and Manifesting Elfin to contain many of your questions answered and either or both books will be a great comfort and help in finding your way home to abide in the magical realms of elfin and in manifesting elfin in your daily life.

 

“Many folks portray the elves as being quite high and sophisticated beings,
but we had quite humble beginnings;
each of us no more than a tiny spark that rose up
from the Eternal Sacred Silver Flame of Elfin,
dancing now toward the stars.”
—Ancient Elven Knowledge

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To learn more about the Elven Way and spiritual path,
you may enjoy reading:
The Elven Way:  The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

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The Magical Path of The Shining Ones

 

“If you pause and bend your ear,
in the distance you may hear
the Song of Elfin ringing clear
and calling you back home.
And if you venture on your way,
it will sound again another day,
and whisper you are truly fae,
no matter where you roam.”
—The Silver Elves

 

Many Elven Blessing to All Our Kindred!

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