3648Re: Help needed - Elfscript.
- Apr 1, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "fouleviltemptress"
> I am wanting to get a necklace with or tattoo of my name, mypartners
> name and "I love you" written in elfscript, as we are both big fansof
> LOTR and find elfscript a beautiful text.To write your names in Tengwar is not such a big deal but I have to
> Unfortunately neither of us know elfscript to write it our selves.
> I used a translator and found:
> my name, "Phillippa Paterson" in Elven is "Nindë Eärfalas"
> my partners "Brian Ridley" is "Maeglin Sindanárië"
> "I love you" is "Amin mela lle".
> Could anyone please write these in Elfscript (Quenya, Sindarian, or
> whatever) for me? It would make a great annaversary gift and would
> make my day.
comment the 'originals': first, Elves had no second names and if they
had a surname (nickname) it was rather a name that was describing
themselves or their deeds. Very few of living men have a surname that
accidentaly meets the character of a person. E.g. my second name
means _bald_ but my hair is quite long :) So I propose to use only
your first names, which are:
BRIAN m Irish, English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly
related to the Old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by
extension "high, noble". Brian Boru was an Irish king who thwarted
Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was
victorious in the Battle of Clontarf, but he himself was slain.
PHILIPPA f English, German, Greek
Feminine form of PHILIP ->
PHILIP m English, Biblical
From the Greek name Philippos which means "friend of horses",
composed of the elements philos "friend" and hippos "horse". Saint
Philip was an apostle in the New Testament. This was also the name of
an early figure in the Christian church spoken of in Acts in the New
Testament. The name was borne by five kings of Spain, six kings of
France, and five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of
Alexander the Great.
All right, so we have Q Roccondildeor Roccondilme for Phillippa and
Poldon (probably, not certain) for Brian; and by my reconstruction
(editing is most welcome) Sindarin: *Rochiel, *Rochien, *Rochwen for
Phillippa and *Brannon, *Brennil for Brian.
The ugly sentense you indicated as 'I love you' is not real Elvish
but Grelvish. Don't use it, I beg you.
I would propose to leave your names (if you wish to have your full
names) and 'I love you' in English and to transcribe it in Tengwar
(or Runes but I suppose that you like the Tengwar better). I can't
help you with Quenya and Sindarin is not that much attested (although
I would have an idea how to express this) so it won't be much
certain. What do you think? :))
Hope I haven't put you out of humour :)
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