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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna 9

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Eärendillinwë ends with the Flamebearer of Númenor on his journey

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Stanza 9

Shine bright, elven mariner! Sail high through all the sky!

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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna 7

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Eärendil starts sailing on immortal skies

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Stanza 7

Hoist your banners, hold your Silmarilli up high and come sail away with him…

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Eärendillinwë Quenyanna 4

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Stanza 4

is out!

The story continues and now enter Elwing, the Silmaril and even Fëanor’s son!

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Flame (and water) on!

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Oath of Fëanor in Quenya

This is a special request made by Jennifer Woodward. She wanted a little bit of the famous Oath of Fëanor and as this is an outstandingly significant part of Silmarillion and the very force behind all Noldor rebellion, I thought about preparing a special post about it. Below you’ll find the part she requested as well as the Quenya translation, pronunciation, Tengwar writing and a fine art to adorn this unique translation. Enjoy!

Neither law, nor love, nor league of swords,
Dread nor danger, not Doom itself
Shall defend him from Fëanáro, and Fëanáro’s kin,
Whoso hideth or hoardeth, or in hand taketh,
Finding keepeth or afar casteth
A Silmaril. This swear we all…
Death we will deal him ere Day’s ending,
Woe unto world’s end! 

Oath of Fëanor

Fëanor oath

Lá axan, lá melmë, lá lár maciliva,
Caurë hya raxë, lá mandë imma
Varyuva quén Fëanáronna, ar nossenna Fëanáro,
Aiquen nurta hya hosta, hya massë mapa,
Hiriessë harya hya háya hatë
Silmaril. Sina haryalmë ilyë vanda…
Qualmë antuvalmë quén nó metta aureva,
Nwalma tenna Ambar-metta!

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Who is YOUR Fëanor?

Frodo! When you read this word, listen, say it…what comes to your mind? Exactly! It’s virtually impossible to dissociate the character with the image of the actor now as the movies played a huge part on bringing to life the whole world Tolkien created.

Before the movies, every single one of us had his own image of Frodo in mind. Possibly it was based in our own imagination of how a hobbit would look like, perhaps based on the already existing drawings and representations of Frodo, and the list can go on and on…

What does it got to do with Fëanor anyway? Well, as Frodo, Fëanor is a core character of one story Tolkien created. BUT….there are no movies/TV series (yet) that show us who is Fëanor?

Many people nowadays are expressing through art their own imaginations and how they see it. Some are very good, some are not. I wonder: Who is MY Fëanor anyway? And what about you? How do you imagine Fëanor? All the physical details that are not told by Tolkien, what are they like? Take a look at the multitude of images below and VOTE! Choose YOUR own Fëanor now!

How do you vote? Simple! Choose your Fëanor, click on it and write the comment “MY Fëanor!” As easy as it gets! No image is good enough for you? Ok, bring your own favorite Fëanor to the collection and let’s build up a well of Fëanor’s imagery!

Let the best “Silmarilli-greedy-maker-Telerin-killer-I-don’t-care-about-the-Valar-let’s-get-the-ffff-outta-here” elf win!

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Tengwar Kanji

Shall we bring Tengwar alphabet to the NEXT LEVEL?

I love Japanese culture. Everything from Japan amazes me! Their discipline, their technology, their good manners, traditions, history. Recently, I have even found out that their food isn’t that bad (I used to dislike the idea of eating raw fish) and I got addicted to salmon sashimi.

Influenced by all that, I was wondering for some time: What if Tengwar had visual signs that would convey a whole idea like Kanji does? That definitely would be interesting!

Well….I’m creative, you know. I like to come up with new ideas, new stuff…so why not Tengwar Kanji!

Below I share some of my ideas of how Tengwar Kanji would look like. Of course…these are my ideas. It’s nothing official, nothing attested, just a free exercise on Tengwar forms, shapes and visual features. Feel free to comment, to compliment, to criticize; and if you like the exercise….please share some ideas for Tengwar Kanji too! If you’re crazy about Tolkien, you’ll have fun in the process. Quenya101 guarantees that!

Earth

the planet with stars all around. It’s a pun with the word in Quenya (Arda) which you can read right there in a very unusual way. It may stand for Cementári too.

Wind

The air in motion (represented by the tehtar floating) with an extended thúlë which is the first tengwar of the Quenya word súrë (wind). It may stand for Manwë too.

Fire

The heat, the blaze, the non-destructive power of fire. It was based on the Quenya word nárë (fire) as base and some kind of a plate above where smoke is rising due to the fire beneath. It may stand for Aulë or even a volcano itself.

Water

The Sea, the rivers, everything that Ulmo controls in Arda. It’s based solemnly on the flowing visual effect that the tengwa essë provides. It may stand for Ulmo himself or even fishes, waves or shores.

Evil

That is a crazy one! I mixed some tengwar and tehtar and in the end I had something like a Balrog face spiting fire (Don’t worry if you don’t see that. It means you’re sane!). It may stand for Melkor or even a Balrog.

Star

This is a central core element for all Elves. It must have a Kanji of its own. It was based on the short supporting vowelthe first tengwa of the word elen (star) with some sparkles all around. It may stand for Varda, light or even a Silmaril.

So…that’s what I have in mind. Creating some cool stuff and enhancing the visual aspect of Tengwar alphabet. I have some other Kanji ready in store, but I’ll bring them some other time. What did you think? Shall we grab the idea and create a new thing?

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