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CHAT: Espo and LOTR

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 27, 2001, 18:51
While reading a nice article on (some) conlangs at , 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?

Not to perambulate             || John Cowan <jcowan@...>
    the corridors               ||
during the hours of repose     ||
    in the boots of ascension.  \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel


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