Invictus in Quenya

Through Fast Line, you can get whatever you want translated into Quenya! (But you know that already, right?!) Well, so does Michael Beevor who wanted the whole poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley, asked through Fast Line and voilà….here it is!!!!!

Original

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Quenya

Lúmillo ya undulavë ni,
Morna ve i latta tulwello tulwenna,
Hantan ainuli ce ëa
Úturima fëanyan.

Atalantëa mapalessë martiéva
Úmen nanquerë hya rama.
Nu i palpali martova
Casinya ná sercëa, mal úluhtaina.

Nómë sina ormë ar níríva pella
Telta mal i Ossë lómillo,
Ar er i raxë loaiva
Hirë, ar hiruvaryen caurelóra.

Umis valdëa i lenwa ando,
Hya i parma quanta paimëo ná.
Nanyë Turambar:
Nanyë i hesto fëanyo.

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4 responses to “Invictus in Quenya

  1. Thank you for the wonderful post! Just wondering, the word nanquerë, why doesn’t it use the tengwa for “nqu”? Thanks again (and I’m sorry if this has been discussed before).

    • Nas alassenya!

      It doesn’t because this word is composed by the suffix nan- and the verb querë. Its syllables would be nan.que.rë. That’s why. See?

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