85Re: Help on a quenya translation
- Nov 1, 2003In Elfling message 27285, approved by list moderator "elimloth", Helge
> Travis Waith-Mair wrote:So now Helge is permitted to openly mock the tenets of a religion on
>> Hi I did post my own attempt at translating parts of the book of
>> mormon. But I got no reply, maybe cuz it was too big. Anyway, Here is
>> a part of that translation.
>> 'Ni, Nefai, nè nostaina màra nostarinen, tanen nen saitaina
>> (somewhat) ilyë noliessë atarinyo
>> The original text reads as follows:
>> I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught
>> somewhat in all the learning of my father.
> I thought the "original" was in Reformed Egyptian? Well, since Joseph
> Smith failed to copy down the original text from those famous golden
> plates which sadly are no longer available to scholarship, I guess we
> must start from the English version.