StephenT (stormwreath) wrote,

The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 53: Starchildren

Oromë's words in Elvish in the last panel here are quite possibly the earliest surviving Elvish sentence Tolkien ever wrote. It's not precisely how fully-developed Quenya from his later works would have worded it - that would be "Utúlieltë! Utúlieltë! Eldar utúlier!" - but it's recognisable. Presumably Oromë is speaking the original ur-language of the Elves of Cuiviénen here, rather than the Quenya dialect of those Elves who reached Valinor.

Part 53: Starchildren

Next time: Part 54: For the children

Chibis by
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!
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