Page 4 (§§12-3)

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§12

{…resuming from page 3}

ya ner, ar nar, ar nauvar, ar tittë engwer nar úcénima ten.

Ananta nati ëa ya umintë polë cenë, eressëa hya

hostaina umintë polë; pan úquén hequa immon Ilúvatar atánië

ilya haryas heren, ar ilya randassë ettulis engwer ya

vinya nar ar apanyarië umir harya, pan umir tulë vanwiello.

Ar sinen’é ya talumë olos Ambarwa sina tyalda né epë te,

Ainur cenner haryanes nati yon úmientë navë.

Ar cennentë yo elmenda i tulië Hínaiva Ilúvataro,

ar i ambar carna né ten; ar cennentë

ya mótanentë lindalentassë

manwien már sina, ananta úmentë hanya santes

vanesseryan pella. An i Híni Ilúvataro ner

ontaina er senen; ar tullentë yo lin’eldëa, ar

úmentë lindessë Ilúvatar antanë yessessë,

ar lá Ainur haryaner asta carientassë. Etta írë

cennentet, ambë mellentet, ve nati exë

lá intë, ettelëa’r lerina, yassë cennentë i sáma Ilúvatarwa

yo vinya nalta, ar parnentë titta’mbë nolweryallo, ya

exë tiessë nes muina Ainuin.

Ainur cenner haryanes nati yon úmientë navë.

 §12

{…resuming from page 3}

…that were, and are, and will be, and little things are unseen for them.

Although things there are that they cannot see, alone or

assembled they cannot; for to none except himself Ilúvatar has shown

all he has in store, and in every age it comes forth things that

new are and foretelling have not, for they don’t come from the past.

And so it was that when this vision of the World played was before them,

Ainur saw it had things which they hadn’t thought.

And they saw with wonder the coming of the Children of Ilúvatar,

and the habitation made was for them; and they saw

that they labored in their music

for the readiness of this dwelling, though they didn’t know it purposed

beyond its beauty. For the Children of Ilúvatar were

created only by him; and they came with the third theme, and

they weren’t in the theme Ilúvatar gave in the beginning,

and no Ainur had part in their making. Therefore when

they saw them, more they loved them, as things other

than themselves, strange and free, wherein they saw the mind of Ilúvatar

with new radiance, and they learned little more from his wisdom, that

in other way it was hidden to Ainur.

Let’s keep on LISTENING now:

§12

Now comes another giant paragraph, §13! Here come the Children of Ilúvatar!

§13

Sí i Híni Ilúvataro nar Eldar ar Atani, i Minnónar ar

i Hildi. Ar imbi’lyë alcarë Ambarwa, taurë

mardi ar yondë samberyar, ar cornë náreryar, Ilúvatar cillë nómë

imbarentan Núressë Lúmeva ar endessë

únótimë elenion. Ar imbar sina ce titta engwë ná quenin

i navë’r i meletya’inuiva, ar lá rúcina

maicalenta; ve i mapa i quanda peler Ardo talman

tarmava’r sië ortatas tenna tillerya ná

assára lá seri; hya quén i navë’r i úlestaina nairië

Ambarwa, ya’inur cantëar, ar lá i antitta

térasanya yan cantantë ilyë tanomë. Mal írë Ainur

ecénier imbar sina oloressë ar ecénier i Híni

Ilúvataro’rtier tanomë, tá taurë Ainuli imbi te

cúnaner ilyë sanwer ar námantar tanomenna. Ar

imbi te Melcor né i héra, ve nes yessessë i

antaura imbi Ainur i lirnë Lindalë. Ar huris,

immon minyavë, ya meris lelya tassë ar vala ilyë

engwer márien Híni Ilúvataro, turië i

ormë úrë ar niqueva ya engë ter se.

Mal meris anwavë turë Eldar ar Atani selmaryassë,

querië henulca’nnaron Ilúvatar quentë vandassë antien ten; ar

meris immo harya núror ar móli, ar estaina ná

Héru, ar ná heru or exë selmar.

Ilúvatar ontanë Eldar ar Atani, hínaryar.

 §13

Now the Children of Ilúvatar are Elves and Men, the Firstborns and

the Followers. And amid all glory of the World, its vast

halls and wide rooms, and its wheeling fires, Ilúvatar chose place

for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst

of uncountable stars. And this habitation might be small thing to those

who thinks only the majesty of Ainur, and not their terrible

sharpness; as who takes the whole fields of Arda for foundation

of pillar and thus raise it until its tip is

bitter than needle; or one who thinks only the immeasurable vastness

of the World, which Ainur are shaping, and not the tiniest

“straight-law-abiding”* to which they shape all therein. But when Ainur

had seen this habitation in vision and had seen the Children

of Ilúvatar arise therein, then many mighty Ainur among them

bent all their thought and desire towards that place. And

among them Melkor was the chief, as he was in the beginning the

greatest of the Ainur who sang the Music. And he lies,

to himself firstly, that he wants to go thither and order all

things for good of the Children of Ilúvatar, governing the

violence of heat and cold that came to be through him.

But he wants really to subdue Elves and Men to his will,

“turning evil-eyes”# gifts of Ilúvatar who said in oath to give them; and

he wishes himself to have servants and slaves, and be called

Lord, and he master over other wills.

Two points need to be observed here in this hard paragraph. The straight-law-abiding (*) “idiom” to translate the English word precision which there’s no equivalent in Quenya and  the turning evil-eyes (#) that was the closest I could get for “envy”. Pretty tough to work with a limited language. But that’s not negative. It improves ones ability to adapt, interpret and convert (not mere translate) from one language to another.

And thus, ends page 4 with paragraph 13 audio! Listen now!

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