758_Nai elen siluva lyenna_: Card signed, inscribed by Tolkien
- Nov 21, 2004A card signed and inscribed in Quenya by Tolkien was recently auctioned
on eBay. You can view this item at:
The inscription reads:
_nai elen siluva lyenna_
which apparently means, 'May a star shine upon you (sg.)'.
Helge Fauskanger refers to an identical inscription in Lesson 15 of his
Quenya course (<www.uib.no/People/hnohf/less-d.rtf>), but it was
apparently appended to a letter (dated Jan. 16, 1968), not to a note
card (and this one bears no date that I know of), and so this item
apparently represents a second attestation.
Carl F. Hostetter
P.S. Yes, that winning bidder is me! My first bit of Elvish from
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
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