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NeumeIndil



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:10 am    Post subject: Sindarin translation question. Reply with quote

I'm trying to help a friend with a Sindarin title for her web page, but I'm not great with the Elvish languages.

The page title is: The Art of Broken Glass and Shiny Things

I've come up with: Curu en heledhna thanc ar faenbachath.

(Literally: The craft of glass [that was] split and brilliant things.)

Does this look/seem right to anyone better with Elvish than I?

Where do I need accents on vowels? (I'm thinking the primary syllable in 'curu' should be accented, but I'm not sure about any of the others.)

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm I thought Curu refers more to skill as maenas as a noun refers to craft/arts.

Also if you use cúru, cú in sindarin gets the meaning of bow, so I'd avoid using curu overall.

Faen means radiant & white, other and perhaps better options for shiney are:

Glimmering=gael (adj)
Glister=thilia (-v) or thilio (v.inf)
glittering=galad (n) or silivren (adj)

I think Spaceweavil could say if the translation works. She's very good with Sindarin.

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NeumeIndil



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, after taking your help into consideration, I've come up with option 2:

Maenas en heledhra thanc ar gaelbachath. I'll send them both off to my friend with the disclaimer that the latter is probably more correct, unless Space or another Sindarin Guru has another suggestion.

Thanks Rhaps!

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