Anglo-Saxon

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.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Lulu says:

    Its a chicken!

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    1. Jacob Cullum says:

      Precisely.

      But I’d guess sound. =P

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  2. Bessie Lark says:

    Sound, speech, music…

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

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  4. mariertps says:

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

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  5. sarahtps says:

    I’m thinking it’s sound.

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  6. vtgrandview says:

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

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  7. taethiel says:

    Music. *nods*

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  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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