CHAT: Espo and LOTR
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 27, 2001, 18:51|
While reading a nice article on (some) conlangs at
http://greenbooks.theonering.net/ostadan/files/040101.html , I
came across the Esperanto Ring-verse, which I had not seen
Unu Ringo ilin regas, Unu Ringo ilin prenas,
Unu Ringo en mallumon/ilin gvidas kaj katenas.
The word "mallumon" for "darkness" is interesting, because it is
plainly "unlight", a word that JRRT used in _The Silmarillion_
in the phrase "the Unlight of Ungoliant" (a sentient spider).
Evidently, it is rather more than just "darkness", being in
some sense *active* darkness rather than the mere absence of
Now how do we say "the Unlight of Ungoliant" in Esperanto?
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