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Elfchen - the little eleven

Elfchen - the little eleven

PostAuthor: Eryniel » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:39 am

In Germany a popular kids rhyming scheme is called "Elfchen", which means little eleven, but is also a nice pun for the german word for Elves. It consists of 4 lines where the first is one word, the second two and the third and fourth consist of 3 words. Its more a little nonsensical thing really.
I have made one for my own amusement today and imagine it sung by very young elvish girls as a kind of nursery rhyme:

Elein,
Elein bein.
Elein cuiasser lhein.
Im elleth gwein
.

I can't really translate it to also rhyme in English, so here is just the literal translation:
Elves (Star-folk),
beautiful Elves.
Elves live free.
I am a young elven maid.
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Re: Elfchen - the little eleven

PostAuthor: órerámar » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:57 pm

Eryniel wrote:In Germany a popular kids rhyming scheme is called "Elfchen", which means little eleven, but is also a nice pun for the german word for Elves. It consists of 4 lines where the first is one word, the second two and the third and fourth consist of 3 words. Its more a little nonsensical thing really.
I have made one for my own amusement today and imagine it sung by very young elvish girls as a kind of nursery rhyme:

Elein,
Elein bein.
Elein cuiasser lhein.
Im elleth gwein
.


Lovely, this sounds sweet even for my non Sindarin trained ears.
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Re: Elfchen - the little eleven

PostAuthor: Eryniel » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:51 am

Hennaid arnoediad nín, órerámar. =)
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