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Jan 17 11:36

Languages of Middle-Earth community on Google Plus

This is a bit of an old news now, but if anyone's still interested, I have created a community called The Languages of Middle-Earth over on Google Plus.
Come, visit, look around, and join if you are interested.

Aug 09 11:00

Utúrin

Utúrin

Et lomillo ya túpa ni
Morna ve Latta sis yo tar,
Feanya utúriman
Hantan Valar i valuvar.

Umbarto aika nondasse
únen Þorya, únen naina,
Undu amarto palpie
Karinya yorna, 'nanta orwa.

Han sina rúsea, naika men
Eresse lumbova norto ná.
Ananta loaron sangie
Hire ni uÞorima.

U ape man' náha i ando,
Ké namínen i parma úma,
Nán martanyava káno,
É feanyo hesto vora.

William Ernest Henley

Oct 18 10:46

On Mercy

Órávie ua nírina,
Lanteas ve lisserosse menello
Cemenna nún: náse manna yú;
Manyas ye anta ar ye came:
Náse melehtaron melehta: netyas
N’ingaran ambe lá ríerya;
Tarolwenya tenta tauretúre wilwa,
Arwa áya yo melehte,
Yallo tuia aranion áya yo thosse;
Mal órávie orya or ta rína túre;
Haris aranion órissen,
Náse Eru imséva indóme.

Oct 11 09:31

Well, I'm back.

Náto uan ista man úna nán:
Yeryas ní; quétal yeryas elye;
Mal manen mampennampen, hirnen, camnenyes,
Mallo cárina, mallo óna,
En penin.1
Ar t'alasaila cólo ora ni,
Samin sangie imni hanya.

(Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene I.)

  1. 1. Figurative for "I am still to learn, I don't know yet"
Mar 02 01:09

Ránolairë, MMXI-III

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Men hlapuvar falmar, írë, anta notinyë wendëo
Telmamma ná er et cirë úmoiniennar Aryalto

Yar óra men, lá nat aiqua ná, lau apsa, alassë, cén
Már caita ahyalë pella; tellenda, ve Mair' Elen

Malloronti ar Til Ninquë nëa hyatsepanner olonyar:
Hlarnen lindë i Toliello, yar laumë rahtar fírimar

. . . "Quí fanyar sórainë tullier, men tannientyë i tië?"
Nan, aiyan írë menelenna, cint' eldi er cénan é . . .

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CUM UNDÆ EFFUNDUNTUR AD NOS / VIRGINIS OS REPUTO

Sep 15 19:17

R.I.P. RW

It is tangential to this website, but not tangential to who I am, so please forgive me for speaking out mz bitterness and pain: Richard Wright, musician, member of Pink Floyd, the group I esteem highest, has died.
I know he will play his rich, haunting layers of organ and gentle, mellifluous piano on the slopes of Taniquetil from now on.

Aug 27 18:44

Tolkien's copy(?) of medieval manuscript reprint with Sarati? Tengwar? inscription on eBay

This may be of interest to many - sadly I lack the funds to purchase this:

Sarati? inscription by JRRT on eBay

with a direct link to the — understandably, but sadly small — image:

image

Aug 12 08:51

rhetorics

How do you say in Quenya "Bloody spammers are trying to register on the site day after day and I must delete 3-4 newly registered bots every morning."?

Jul 14 08:06

mistiad

I guess this is an interesting information from the lambengolmor list:

Jun 11 09:36

Yúyal

Kenilyes? I kala, ilúveo fana, sinta,
laire kaita kemenna ve quákoquesse;
sanwenyar, thenne, tére ve atta na atta
nostar néke emmar i morniesse.

I ringa roquen úva, víla i vailerokko,
vamme - quetimme, mal ua, ua lasta;
patamme yuo, úpe, túrina yo turindo,
sára i lamba, i lúme lipta, arta, arta;

Quéla i líkuma; lóremmaron yonde
nique yo nimpa, helka Follondie,
ar yas málya kestan, eremelda, ere
olla i oronti hosta i hísie.