The Star-Spangled Banner (I Netyaina Ambal Elena)

I’m on vacation but I couldn’t let the day pass unnoticed here. It’s Fireworks Day, no, I mean Independence Day and we should celebrate it properly here in Quenya101!

So, to mark the occasion, here comes the National Anthem of Onórë Américo in Quenya, as we elves of Valinor should actually sing:

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If you cannot see the Tengwar alphabet correctly below, click at the Middle-Earth-Ready icon and learn why.

`C ~C zR1R t# qYj%j aF5$ a~Cj$,F `Ct.D7R`CyE=
hÍE `Cj#,F`CyR jlE1E5$jt$ 1Fm# `BjaT`V 1T2~Nt$,FyE=
hÍEyE 9N`V 1T`V6 `C6 aEj%t$ `Vj$5% 1R6 7EaG|v# t#d1T`V=
`N6 `B `C61E6 1T65$jt$= 5$6 1E 9M`N7TzDyR ½j#qT`V,FÀ
`C6 `B aE65$ 5~C6 1T4%5lE5$ qTj%2%yE= `B 7~MyT5$ 7lUyR6 yTj#´,R=
1E5#5$6 1Ef#yR 1R6 `B j~Nt$ hÍE `Cw#j$jt# 5~V `V6 1E,F=
`C ~C zR1R t# 5$1ÎlE5# `Cw#j `Vj$5# `V6 ½j#qU=
`N6 `B 5~N7F j~V7EyE `C6 `B t~C6 9M`N7Tv#yEÀ


O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Star Spangled Banner


A á quetë ma polil cenë cálessë amaurëava,

Ya alassëavë laitanelmë telda ilcië tindómesseva,

Yava hoë tier ar calimë eleni ter raxinqua mahtië,

Or i artar tirnelmë, ner ta huorinquavë hlapiessë?

Ar i carnë nár tintinainë pilindiva, i rúvinë ruiver vilyassë,

Tananer tancavë ter i lómë ya ambalelma né er tassë;

A á quetë ma netyaina ambal elena er hlapu,

Or i nórë lérava ar i már huorinquava?

That’s all folks! This bonus post comes to its end and off I go to my vacation! See you in August!



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