John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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And Now, Some Useful Elvish Phrases

Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo. -- "A star shines upon the hour of our meeting." (A fancy way to say hello.)

Mae govannen, mellon! -- "Well met, my friend!"

Aa' menealle nauva calen ar' malta! -- "May your ways be green and golden."

Cormlle naa tanya tel'raa! -- "Your heart is that of a lion!"

Amin sinta lle? -- "Do I know you?"

Lle anta amin tu? -- "Do you need help?"

Lle quena i'lambe tel' Eldalie? -- "Do you speak elvish?"

Lle merna salk? -- "Do you want to dance?"

Mankoi? -- "Why?"

Tira ten' rashwe! -- "Look out!"

Neuma! -- "It's a trap!"

Lle auta yeste'. -- "You go first."

Amin n'rangwa edanea! -- "I don't understand these humans."

Uuner uma, n'dela no'ta. -- "No one does, don't worry about it."

Llie n'vanima ar' lle atara lanneina. -- "You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny."

Auta miqula orqu! -- "Go kiss an orc!"

Amin autien rath. -- "I'm going to bed."

-The Gneech

(My source, in case you're interested. It's a mishmash of Quenya, Sindarin, D&D lore, and whatever else strikes the author's fancy, I suspect. Fun, if not exactly rigorous scholarship!)
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