Narn en-Angol 

'Rhyme of Lore' translated into Sindarin by Lea Sheler

 

Lea Sheler's Sindarin translation was first published in Elfling. Rhyme of Lore is a song sung by Gandalf during his travel to Minas Tirith. It tells about Palantri of ancient kings.

 

Cr dynd ah erain dynd
neledh lui neledh.
Man tyngir o dr dhannen
or-aear hirol?
Geil odog a sern odog,
a galadh hilivren vn.

Free translation

'Tall ships and tall kings
three times three.
What brought they from the foundered land
over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
and one white tree.'

Interlinear translation

Narn en-Angol
Rhyme of-Lore

Cr dynd ah erain dynd
Ships tall and kings tall

neledh lui neledh.
three times three.

Man tyngir o dr dhannen
What did-they-bring from-[the] land fallen

Or-aear hirol?
Over-[the]-sea flowing?

Geil odog a sern odog,
Stars seven and small-stones seven,

A galadh hilivren vn.
And tree shimmering-white one.

Glossary


cr
n. 'ships'; pl. of cair.
dynd
adj. pl. lenited form of tond 'tall'.
ah
conj. 'and'.
erain
n. 'kings'; pl. of aran.
neledh/neled
adj. num. 'three'.
lui
n. num. 'times'; pl. of l 'time'.
man
pron. 'what?'.
tyngir
v. pl. 'brought'; preterite of tog- 'bring'.
o
prep. 'from, of'.
dr
n. 'land'.
dhannen
v. pp. 'fallen'; lenited form of danna- 'to fall'.
or
prep. 'over'.
aear
n. 'sea'.
hiriol
v. inf. 'flowing'; lenited form of siria- 'to flow'.
geil
n. 'stars'; pl. of gl 'star'.
odog
adj. num. 'seven'.
sern
n. pl. 'small stones'; pl. of sarn 'small stone'.
galadh
n. 'tree'.
hilivren
adj. 'shimmering white'; lenited form of silivren.
vn
adj. num. 'one'; lenited form of mn.
 

 

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