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Use well the days

Use well the days

PostAuthor: Eryniel » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:34 pm

As Tuilinde suggested I post this also here in the Sindarin poetry section.
This song is one of my favourites in the Lord of the Rings films, and I tried my hand in translating it into Sindarin a good while ago. When I was more active than today I aimed it for actually putting some music to it, but the project didnt relly take off, as my inspiration sadly faded. But it might be time to revive it. I first posted the translation on the german forum "sindarin.de" where helpful friends corrected my wobbly use of Sindarin. This is the last known good version. I post it here for the joy of you all and also maybe for further refinements...

Sindarin Version:

Os-bennas, ennas dartha aen
Men 'wain egor annon thurin;
Ar-phadassen ú-gened hin
Arad telitha

Padathon raid dyrn i thegir
Rhûn uin Anor, dûn uin Ithil.
Ni meren nin adhoreg sí.
Sí nan meth en naid bain.

Daw bain a galui a
Gor e-daw eithatha
Boe awarthad enni ah athradad aear
Er-veleth oneg enni hebin.

Iuitho vae eraid
Iuitho vae eraid
An-nîf gîn tiro ardhon galen
Iuitho vae eraid

Odog gîl ah odog sern
A nimorn ereb o thar-aear.

Iuitho vae eraid
Iuitho vae eraid
An-nîf gîn tiro ardhon galen
Iuitho vae eraid


The direct translation:

Around-corner, there wait may
(a) road new or (a) gate secret
I have by-walked not seeing these
(a) day will come

I-will-walk paths hidden that run
East of the Sun, west of the Moon
I (am) joyous (that) (with) me you-remained here
Here at (the) end of things all

Night (is) beautiful and blessed and
Fear of-the night it-will-ease
It-is-necessary to abandon for me and to cross (the) sea
Alone-love you gave to me I keep

Use well (the) days
Use well (the) days
With-face your watch world green
Use well (the) days

Seven stars and seven stones
and white-tree one from over-sea

Use well (the) days
Use well (the) days
With-face your watch world green
Use well (the) days

If you have suggestions, please let me know. I am not sure at this time when I will be working on an actual tune, as I aborted that when I first tried when my software stopped working properly.

Eryn
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