Koranari kea yá nér kense resta ara Lichfield mi Staffordshire, Angalnóre, tinkove tamnain. Ya *mettas utúvies lane *aimanima tinko: nése maltave mainaron haura ya mine i amaltaron tuvina Angalnóresse.
I harwe *yore engwion tuxar, ar ambela kastar nelde *tion karmaron - *hérave langoron - astar ar mittar nar. Lá *kaptale sa i tamnar maltave: ilu pó ilu malta ná *úquélima (hya, arya, *hraiquélima), san lá rie mairea, mal *asakare ná *vortaitas tere yéni.
*Vanwienduri *minaþurner i harwe tere koranari kea ar utúvier sa né nurtaina arániesse Mercia koranarelis imbi 600-650, ar *oandorya nente sa ohtalissen as i *armárie aránier.
Navin i harwe anaiévane mára Arkastaren – talmatanes i *nyarnastaryo Erulingar to i Angal-Saxani.
Ten years ago a man searched a field near Lichfield in Staffordshire, England, for metal artifacts. What he found in the end wasn’t any sort of metal: it was a hoard of gold treasure that was one of the largest ever found in England.
The treasure consists of hundreds of objects, and more than three quarters of them are bits and pieces of weapons – chiefly swords. It isn’t a surprise that the objects are of gold: after all, gold is unperishable (or, rather, does not easily perish), so not only beautiful but it is also easy to preserve it through the aeons.
Historians researched the treasure for ten years and have discovered that it was hidden in the Kingdom of Mercia in the years between 600-650, and its owner got it in wars with neighbouring kingdoms.
I think Tolkien would have loved the treasure – he based the Rohirrim of his mythology on the Anglo-Saxons.
Photo: © Birmingham Museum Trust
*mettas adv. “in the end, finally” short Loc. of metta
*aimanima adj., pron. “any sort of, any kind of” < manima
*yor- vb “enclose, set bounds to/about” > “contain, consist of”
*tion Gen. pl. of te
*hérave adv. “chiefly, mainly” < héra
*kaptale n. “surprise” < *kapta-
*ilu pó ilu idiom "after all, all considering"
*úquélima, *hraiquélima adj. “unperishable”, “not easily/slowly perishable” < quel-
*asakare adj. adv. “easy (to do)” cf. askene, asalaste
*vorta- vb “preserve, conserve, make last” < √BOR(ON)
*vanwiendur n. “historian, master of the past”
*minaþur- vb. “research sg, look into, analyse” < minaþúrie
*oando n. “owner, possessor” < oa-
*armárea adj. “neighbouring” < armaro
*nyarnasta n. “mythology” < nyarna