I love it.

I still want to be a linguist.


Also, I wrote a riddle in Old English verse form meter whatever for my Tolkien Lit class. Here ’tis. Feel free to guess the answer. I think it’s super obvious, but then again, I wrote it, so maybe I’m wrong. Idk. Yep.

Also, the title is Elvish. \m/

Also, I spent an hour researching possessives in Quenya Elvish grammar when I should have been doing other homework.

Also, yea I’m posting at one o’clock in the morning. it seems to be my new bedtime. yay.

…and one more Also. I decided I absolutely love this verse form and want to write EVERYTHING IN IT FOREVER. ok maybe not quite so drastic.



Nalláma Tinúvielwa

I drown all earth          without damp of water.

Enveloping everything,          erasing reality,

Given form by full-wavering          flow of bright air,

Entering the ears          of every last creature.

I slip off bright strings,          seeping through quiet,

Or out of a mouth          made merry by grace.

To some I bring peace,          perfect in calming,

To others, vibrating          vigor in waves.

Yet more I make          merely too downcast,

Lonesome of life          these last have become.

All creatures I touch,          casting my spell

Upon the heart          of he who listens.

The one who knows          my name hears me

Echo in ears          made eager by memory.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Lulu says:

    Its a chicken!


    1. Jacob Cullum says:


      But I’d guess sound. =P


  2. Bessie Lark says:

    Sound, speech, music…


  3. Oh wait, yeah, I’m going with music.


  4. mariertps says:

    Screaming. The musical sound of screaming. *nods sagely*


  5. sarahtps says:

    I’m thinking it’s sound.


  6. vtgrandview says:

    Chicken?? No, perhaps the crickets chirping in my greenhouse……but alas, I will go with music.


  7. taethiel says:

    Music. *nods*


  8. AnnaEstelle says:

    To those of you guessing music: You’re correct! You win a pat on the back and a congratulatory piece of chocolate. …wait I ate all that. k, just the pat on the back.

    to those of you guessing chicken: …No comment.



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