Ken Mraz: Analysis of Runes and Symbols on Anduril

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12 46 12 39 46
47 38 36 29 39 31
39
12 47
12 48 29 10 39 31
39
6 48 29 39 31
46 31 46 47 39 31 49
31 46 29 18 42 2 48
12 8 46 12
39
6 51 31 39
6 50 29 47 50 29 46 50
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t n t r
N e n y e
E nd ŋ r i l
i
n e
N a r th i l
i
m a k i l
E l e nd i l o
L e r k u b a
n t e n
i
m o l i
M o r d o r e o
I s i l
A n a r
N á n y ë
A nd ú r i l
i
n é
N a r s i l
i
m a c i l
E l e nd i l o
L e r c u v a
n t e n
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Anar Sun. [lit. 'Sun.


























Nányë Andúril i né Narsil i macil Elendilo. I am Andúril who once was Narsil, sword of Elendil. I-am Andúril which was Narsil the sword of-Elendil.


























Lercuvanten i móli Mordórëo. The slaves of Mordor shall flee from me. They-will-flee-from-me the thralls of-Mordor


























Isil Moon. Moon.']


























































































































































































Anar n. 'Sun' ArAJ



















nányë v. 'I am'; ná-nye 'is-I'. rerie



















Andúril n. 'West-flame'. A\NUil



















i prep. 'which, that' i



















v. 'was'; reconstructed preterite of Quenya ná 'is'. rE



















Narsil n. 'Red [and] white [flame]' according to the Index in The Lord of the Rings; cf. Anar 'Sun' and Isil 'Moon'. raJþil



















i article 'the' i



















macil n. 'sword'.  maJil



















Elendilo n. 'of Elendil'. ele\ilo



















lercuvanten v. 'they will flee from me'; future tense of *lerca- 'flee' (reconstruction after Sindarin drega- 'flee', *DERĒK-): lerc-uva-nte-n  'flee-will-they-me'. leJkuba



















móli n. 'thralls; slaves'. mOli



















Mordórëo n. 'of Mordor'. moJdOJeo



















Isil n. 'Moon' iþil



















 


























NOTE! The Cirth inscription seems to be erroneous in two places. The word Anar is transcribed in Elvish runes as Dndr and Andúril as dndúril. It seems the sword-makers had in mind Germanic rune a, not the Elvish a.



























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Narsil essenya, macil meletya; 
Telchar carnéron Návarotesse 
 
Narsil [is] my name, [a] mighty sword; 
Telchar made me in Nogrod' 
 
Narsil n. 'Red [and] white [flame]' according to the Index in The Lord of the Rings; cf. Anar 'Sun' and Isil 'Moon'.
essenya n. 'name-mine'; cf. esse 'name', and possessive ending -nya 'my'. 
macil n. 'sword'. 
meletya adj. 'mighty'.
Telchar n. name of a dwarvish smith from Nogrod; uncertain origin - maybe from Sindarin?
carnéron v. 'he made me'; from carne-ro-n 'made-he-me'. The pronominal form -ro 'he' is very problematic. It comes from the early version of Quenya (Tolkien's papers from 1930s). According to many linguists its later form is rather *-rye, *-re. 
Návarotesse n. Loc. 'in Nogrod'; the form Návarot (WJ 389) is a Quenya translation of the Sindarin place-name Nogrod 'Dwarrowvault'
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