Quenya 

yéni únótimë ve aldaron rámar

long-years not-countable as trees’ wings

The 2nd phrase of the prose Namárië. Tolkien altered the text from the poetic version as follows:

> yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron >> yéni únótimë ve aldaron rámar

Tolkien moved the genitive element aldaron “trees’, of trees” to be before the noun it modifies: rámar “wings”. Elsewhere Tolkien indicated that the Quenya genitive can appear after the noun in ordinary speech (WJ/368), so perhaps either placement is acceptable.

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  • yēni ū-nōt-ime ve aldaron rāmar ✧ RGEO/58