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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 123: We regret to inform you

8th May 2014 (14:12)

It's another sad one today, I'm afraid. :(

Canon says that Fëanor devised the Elven alphabet "in his youth" but Tolkien probably didn't mean when he was quite this young...  There may be a small prize for anyone who can translate the tengwar on the scroll! Though I can't guarantee that what I wrote bears anything more than the most passing resemblance to correct Quenya grammar or vocabulary. ;)

 vanimelda = term of endearment, literally 'beautiful beloved'.

Part 123: We regret to inform you

Next time: Part 124: Noontide of Valinor

Chibis by tektek.org
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!


Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 8th May 2014 14:48 (UTC)

They should have put her in a glass coffin, like Snow White. :-(

ETA: I think the writing says:
Tengwar of Fëanor
Curufinwë Fëanáro Finwion

...and I'm not sure about the last line. "Our tongue" or "Our Language," maybe?

Edited at 2014-05-08 19:51 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th May 2014 21:02 (UTC)

The coffin would probably have to wait for Fëanor to invent glass, or something. He probably did that too.

You've got the first line right. The second is actually Curufinello Fëanárollo Finwion, which if my Quenya is right is the ablative case, meaning "By Curufinwë Fëanáro, son of Finwë".

I'll see if anyone gets the last line, which is even more obscure...

Posted by: Pen (pensnest)
Posted at: 9th May 2014 20:30 (UTC)
Adam fierce

I saw a link to this on fanficrants and have just been catching up—such an awesome project! It is a long, long time since I read The Silmarillion, but I remember the confusion... seeing the maps is most helpful, and adorable little Elves, Valar etc make it much easier to remember what is going on. If Melkor only had blue eyes, he'd be a miniature Adam Lambert. Hmm.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th May 2014 11:38 (UTC)

When I fist started reading your post I nearly panicked - "People are ranting about me? Why?!" then I carried on reading and saw it wasn't bad news after all. :)

Glad you're enjoying them!

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