I am trying to understand this... (Aaahh.. yeah! I am taking a short break from packing my luggage! )
Ir i thûl vorn thuia
A guruthos galar
A caladath gwannar
Tolo athelas! Tolo athelas!
Cuil nan ben firiel
Min gam aran havel!
I don't understand all the words, but can only guess a few:
When the dark breath breathes And (?) the shadow of death ... galar (what is it?) And (?) ... something (as a collective noun) die (in plural) Come Kingsfoil! Come Kingsfoil! (A) life with (?) ben (?) mortal (?) In the hand of (a) king havel (what is it?)
I think I might be able to find out answers for my questions somewhere else... BUT, TIME'S UP! I need to go back for my packing task! It is better to ask you here!
Galar = they grow from Gala- Caladath = all lights Gwannar = they fade Cuil nan ben firiel = Life to the mortal-less? Or Fir- 'to die' with an active participle, 'dying', making Ben = 'according to the'? Havel = Think this'll be Hav- 'to sit', active participle 'sitting' but with -el instead of -ol.
cuil = life nan -> na + i = to the ben -> pen = someone, a person
nan requires "mixed mutation" p -> b
firiel according to my guess this is probably an adjective so an active participle like we see in the
"A Elbereth Gilthoniel silivren penna míriel o menel aglar elenath! Na-chaered palan-díriel o galadhremmin ennorath, Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, sí nef aearon!
O Elbereth Starkindler white-glittering, slanting down sparkling like a jewel, the glory of the starry host! Having gazed far away from the tree-woven lands of Middle-earth, to thee, Everwhite, I will sing, on this side of the Sea, here on this side of the Ocean!
Ae boe anlen an 'ared mîn Peng i gestha Huin egor vîn Magol i chîr Lainc... iallo nin...
Amy: Hello! I am confused about the verb nautha-. In lesson 17 the dialog at the start has “nauthog” for “you think”, then “semin” for “I think”. Is nautha- one of the irregular verbs? I can’t find anything else it in the lessons or dictionary. Thank you!
Jul 12, 2020 2:56:39 GMT
Xandarien: Suilad! There have been two verbs used for 'to think', I apologise for the confusion. There's Nautha- 'to conceive an idea, think' and Sam- 'to think. Sam- should have been removed everywhere as it was a reconstruction that we don't need. I'll change that.
Jul 13, 2020 8:47:43 GMT
Amy: Thank you! I really enjoy the lessons. Len hannon!
Jul 14, 2020 2:16:08 GMT
Xandarien: Please note I am currently on holiday and will respond to messages next week 😃
Aug 7, 2020 11:41:18 GMT