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Re: [quenya] Seasonal Sayings

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  • Janice Henderson
    ... Aiya! Thanks, Thomas! I was having trouble with finding a translation for may as in may your troubles be gone... - Does _nai_ mean may ??? And I didn t
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 29, 2004
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      > > May the sun shine down upon you,
      > > _n�si� Anar undu calalyenna_
      > > Lit: May it be so (the) sun down shines to you
      >
      > _n�sie_ is rather "Amen". You could take an example
      > after Cirion's Oath: "Nai tiruvantel i h�rar...";
      > i.e.
      > the _nai_ formula:
      > Oh, and there's no such thing as **calalyenna,
      > AFAIK.
      > _Nai caluva Anar lyenna_ (I think _undu_ is
      > redundant).

      Aiya! Thanks, Thomas!

      I was having trouble with finding a translation for
      "may" as in "may your troubles be gone..."- Does _nai_
      mean "may"???

      And I didn't think it was possible to just combine
      endings into a word (lyenna)? I'm probably really
      wrong on that, but is there another way to express "to
      you"???

      Thanks again!

      -Eruann�

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    • Nathan Foreman
      There has been much ink spilled on this very subject of late (refer to letters to or from lsg concerning how to say I love you forever). I believe that the
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 13, 2004
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         There has been much ink spilled on this very subject of late (refer to letters to or from lsg concerning how to say "I love you forever). I believe that the consensus was "tennoio" for forever. However, I like "tenn' Ambar metta" meaning until the end of the world. I prefer it mostly because it is a direct quote from The Return of The King.
         Nathan

        Janice Henderson <janicehenderson_1999@...> wrote:

        and may the wind be always at your back.
        _ ar n�si� i s�r� n� oira caly�_
        Lit: And may it be so the wind is eternal* behind you
        ---*how do I make that "eternally"??? Is there a word
        for "forever"?


        Thanks everyone!
        Hantaly� ily�!

        Eruann�


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