Mana Nahtane I Aikalóki?

Mana Nahtane I Aikalóki?

Koranari *enquean-enquendóra yá haura autas nahtane ilye kelvaron yo laimaron*nelkasta, imbi exe ilye *aikalóki i lá poller vile. Aikalókion umbar ekésie lier i lúmello íre túver minye axontar nu i kemen. Ilye nóri nyarir nyarnar pá haure angulóki, epetai inte ar atani tankave enger uo imya lúmes, hya yáre atani yúyo túver aikalókion axor ar kárer nyarnar pá te.

Tensi intya atta mahtanet pá i aikalókion *autie. Intya min *etsasta sa íta karaitie *rúnorontion i autieo tyarwe né; pá i exa intya *níkarando lantane Ardanna ar vistane *vilwiste faren alta masse kuimaron firien. Sí *minaþurindor ekéþier manima autas *pítuváne áre tana lestanna ya nahtuváne aikalóki, ar utúvier sa rie *níkarando lantieo melehte polle kare *tanima *mornatáre ya nanke i alte *tallóki.

Aikalóki lá ranyar to Arda tensi, mal waltuvar intyalelva ompa tenn' Ambar-metta.

Sixty six million years ago a gigantic event killed three quarters of all animals and plants, among others all dinosaurs that were unable to fly. The fate of dinosaurs has excited people since the time they found their first bones underground. All peoples tell tales about big dragons, so they and people surely existed together at the same time, or ancient people also found dinosaur bones and created sagas about them.

Up to now two ideas fought about the dinosaurs' extinction. One theory proposes that largely increased activity of volcanoes was the reason for the extinction; per the other idea an asteroid fell onto Earth and changed the weather sufficiently for a large portion of animals to perish. Now researchers have examined what sort of event would have decreased sunlight to such an extent that would have killed the dinosaurs, and have found that only the power of an asteroid's fall could create that sort of darkening which slayed the big lizards.

Dinosaurs don't roam the Earth any more, but they continue to excite our imagination until the end of the world.

*enquendóra card. EQ "six million"

*aikalóke n. "dinosaur"; a quasi-translation of dinosaur "terrible lizard"

*nelkasta fract. "three quarters"

*autie see

*etsasta- vb. "put forth, propose, suggest" < *sasta- "put, place" < SAT

*rúnoron, ruinoron n. "volcano", a cognate and commonized form of S Orodruin

*níkarando n. "planetoid, asteroid" < níka "small" + *rando "planet" see

*vilwiste n. "weather"

*minaþurindo n. "researcher, scientist" < minaþúrie

*píta- vb "decrease" transitive variant of píka- "dwindle"

*tanima adj. det. "that sort of" < manima

*mornatáre n. "darkening" < *mornata- "darken" cf. ninquitáre

*tallóke n. "lizard, lit. 'legged snake'"