Monday, August 20, 2007

Tengwar Commandments

In a previous post, Translations, I mentioned that one of my MySpace friends, Rodger Ashton-Smith of New Zealand, translated two poems from my MySpace poetry blog into Quenya, which is one of J.R.R. Tolkien's invented Elvish languages. Now he's gone one better by taking the translation of "The Ten Commandments" poem and writing it in Tengwar, the Elvish alphabet that Tolkien created.

So this is a process of both translation, and transliteration, which are two separate labors, after all. And once again, I am honored, flattered, and grateful to Rodger for doing this. And this time around, I'm posting it here first, so here it is:

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