Sindarin has many words for different types of weather, and coming from the UK as I do one of the first things people often make small talk about is whether it's raining or not!
Text One - Two Elves are conversing via telepathy...
Amdiron: Suil mellonenin. Ivrinel: Galu! Amdiron: Man tolthant i 'waew? Ivrinel: Aul, ach thî síla i anor. Laug enni. Amdiron: Ma. Ivrinel: A gin? Amdiron: Danna loss, te ring. Ivrinel: Nae!
Amdiron: Greetings my friend. Ivrinel: Hello! (A blessing!) Amdiron: What is the weather like? Ivrinel: It was raining, but now the sun shines. I am warm. Amdiron: Good. Ivrinel: And you? Amdiron: Snow falls, it is cold. Ivrinel: Alas!
Vocabulary Mellonenin = My friend (please don't use mellon nîn, you will see why in Lesson 32) Man tolthant i 'waew? = How is the weather/What is the weather like? (Literally 'what did the wind fetch?') Aul = it was raining ach = but thî = now síla = shines (part of the verb 'to shine') anor = Sun Laug enni = I am warm (Laug = (it is) warm, enni = to me) Danna = falls (part of the verb danna-) loss = snow te ring = (it is) cold. You can also say Ring enni for 'I am cold'. Nae = Alas!
Text Two - Two Elves meet on a flet in Lórien.
Ivrinel: Man tolthatha i 'waew abarad? Siron: Alagos tôl. Ivrinel: Na vedui! Boe i ross. Siron: Tiro! Hunna.
Ivrinel: What will the weather be like tomorrow? Siron: A storm comes. Ivrinel: At last! We need the rain. Siron: Look! It is thundering.
Vocabulary Man tolthatha i 'waew? = How will the weather become? (Literally 'what will the wind fetch?') Abarad = tomorrow* Alagos = storm Tôl = comes. All I'll say now is that this is the 'he/she/it comes' form of the verb. Na vedui = At last! (As in 'ai na vedui Dunadan!' that Glorfindel says in LoTR.) i ross = the rain Tiro! = Look! Hunna = It thunders, it is thundering
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