Re: Cirion's Oath
|From:||daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 15:54|
James O'Connell wrote:
> For those who like Tolkien's work I would be interested
> in seeing their translations (if they have) of Cirion's
> Oath. I include here the Elenyo version, plus the Quenya
> and English below it.
I sent in a version of it on May 26th in Cein (which was called
Cen at that time). Cein has changed a bit since then, so this
is a good opportunity for me to revise it. Remember that stress
is on the final syllable.
Terfow gwann hen sen einalidd o'i alch o'i Ddur Elen
a'i 'woron o Elennil 'worono, tirin nen enth y ar sen
i falf sen Nyf a'i Eru y or i falf eil ia tennoi.
In the original Quenya for comparison:
Vanda sina termaruva Elenna-nóreo alcar enyalien ar
Elendil Vorondo voronwë. Nai tiruvantes i hárar
mahalmassen mi Númen ar i Eru i or ilyë mahalmar eä
And in English translation:
This oath shall stand in memory of the glory of the
Land of the Star, and of the faith of Elendil the
faithful, in the keeping of those who sit upon the
thrones of the West, and of the one who is above all
thrones for ever.
Here's the interlinear, which I know you all love. :)
terf -ow gwann hen sen einalidd
stand-FUT oath this in memory
'This oath shall stand in memory'
o i alch o i ddur elen
GEN the glory GEN the land star
'of the Starland's glory'
a i 'woron o Elennil 'worono
and the faith GEN Elendil Faithful
'and the faith of Elendil the Faithful'
tirin nen enth y ar sen i falf sen nyf
guard:PPT INSTR 3PL who sit on the:PL throne:PL in west
'guarded by those who sit on the thrones in the west'
a i Eru y or i falf eil ia tennoi
and The One who over the:PL throne:PL all exist forever
'and The One who forever stands above all thrones.'
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