Interesting Question of the Day – 13 January 2016

JRR Tolkein based the language of the elves from Lord of the Rings on Welsh.

welsh language trivia

Salo die art

Are the following expressions Elvish or Welsh?

Pedil edhellen?

Gwestol?

Mae’r eryrod yn dod.

You can test yourself further here.

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer to all three wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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7 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 13 January 2016
  1. Drew says:

    Elvish.
    Boo yah. Gwestol? Is one of the first examples of a questioning conjugation if you happen to have been a large enough nerd to get the Sindarin grammar book….

  2. Alison says:

    I’m detecting a theme here….

    Last one I think is Welsh? The others are Elvish…

    • iqtrivia says:

      I knew when I posted this that you would enjoy it.

      And yes, the last one is the only Welsh expression.

      1) Elvish – Do you speak Elvish?
      2) Elvish – Do you promise?
      3) Welsh – The Eagles are coming.

      • Alison says:

        Definitely appreciating the theme! Makes me feel better for not having been able to go to any trivia this week!

  3. Drew says:

    Only know the first two so I assume the third is Welsh.