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An Elvish hymn to Varda
As sung by the elves in Rivendell. It's an iambic tetrameter hymn, and one of the longest texts in sindarin.
Gandalf's invocation upon the gates of Moria
Elvish gate open now for us! Doorway of the Dwarf-folk listen to the word of my tongue! Gandalf's commanding words by Durin's gate.
Tolkien translated the Pater Noster into Sindarin in the 50s. The prayer was published and commented in Vinyar Tengwar 44.
Sam's invocation of Elbereth at Cirith Ungol
The "second verse" of A Elbereth Gilthoniel by Samwise Gamgee.
Vengeance comes (present tense). Húrin's exclamation just before he left the land of Hithlum.
The texts beneath were not composed by Tolkien! They were instead composed by fans and students of his elvish languages. We believe the texts are of a sufficient standard to be published on our website.
The ‘spell’ that Arwen cries to stop the Ringwraiths from crossing the river. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien.
Galadriel's warning to Legolas
Galadriel's warning to Legolas, delivered by Gandalf in Fangorn. Translated to Sindarin by Elaran.
How to Thank in Sindarin
A more plausible alternative to a problematic yet often used Neo-Sindarin phrase.
May they find peace after death
Legolas’s exclamation of grief at the apparent passing of Merry and Pippin beside Fangorn forest. This phrase is from the movies and was not composed by Tolkien. Please read attached commentary.