Phrase “Merry Christmas!” by Aldaleon

     

nai lye hiruva airea amanar!

The letter was discovered in an auction on July 10th, 2019. The letter contains an ancient Elvish translation of 'Merry Christmas'.

Quenya [Letter from Tolkien, Dec 18th 1963] by Aldaleon

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Aldaleon #902

Updated the tengwar to match Tolkien's letter.

2019-07-01T20:09:57+00:00
Paul Strack #903

You might want to provide the original gloss as an alternate translation: “may thee find a blessed Amanar”.

Elaran and I discussed it on Discord and agreed that Amanar is probably am “up” + Anar “Sun”

2019-07-02T00:58:58+00:00
Elaran #904

Yes, it must be referring to the winter solstice, after which the "Sun" starts going back "up" (having reached its lowest point in the sky).

2019-07-02T09:54:23+00:00
Aldaleon #908

I have added amanar. Thanks!

2019-07-03T00:31:56+00:00
Cofniben #1312

cool

2020-05-07T03:09:20+00:00