- Mar 15, 2004Has anyone tried to translate the version of Gandalf's spell to open
the gates of Moria that appears in _The Return of the Shadow_ p. 451
_Annon porennin diragas-venwed
diragath-telwen porannin nithrad_
the hyphens stand for dots in the original). Or does anyone know if
this has been discussed on the mailing lists or elsewhere?
[I seem to recall this verse being discussed in some detail once in
VT, though with little success at coming up with a likely translation
-- I haven't the time right now to search through my VT back-issues
and provide a citation. As for finding out if this has been discussed
on any of the Tolkien mailing lists, I would suggest Googling some
unique words from the verse, and also trying the "Search Archive"
feature on the various Yahoo groups devoted to Tolkien. -- PHW]
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