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Βιλλυ Παππα Jun 11, 2016 (20:45)

Hi! I don't know very well the Sindarin, but I'm trying to improve them. Could someone translate for me these phrases? "Everything happens for a reason " and "you live only once". I'm asking for your help, so the translation will be correct. Thank you very much!

Lőrinczi Gábor Jun 13, 2016 (15:26)

The second one is easily translatable:

Sevig guil erui. (lit.: "You have one single life.")

The first one is a hard nut to crack, though it can be paraphrased:

Nadath sevir i chilu dîn said. (lit.: "All things have their own sources.")

Not the best, but maybe others have better ideas.

Tamas Ferencz Jun 13, 2016 (23:56)

+Lőrinczi Gábor if it were Quenya, I could render it perhaps as ilqua xéya tyarwenen "everything passes by a reason". Sindarin, no idea.

Ekin Gören Jun 14, 2016 (00:29)

+Tamas Ferencz +Lőrinczi Gábor
That could be: Illaid hídar a-chaeth.

il+nad = illad "everything", pl. illaid [for ln>ll, PE19/100]
SKEY+ta = hída- "?to happen"
ᴱkahta > caeth "cause, reason, motive"

Βιλλυ Παππα Jun 14, 2016 (18:26)

Thanks for the help guys. If we wrote it like: " all begins with an intention"? Could it be easier translated? I have no problem to translate it in Quenya.

Tamas Ferencz Jun 15, 2016 (17:02)

'everything begins with an intention' could be something like
ilqua horya/*yesta merestenen in Quenya

Βιλλυ Παππα Jun 15, 2016 (19:07)

+Tamas Ferencz thanks

Βιλλυ Παππα Jun 15, 2016 (20:40)

Excuse me, but are you sure that all these translations are correct, because I want make it on tattoo, but with all these translations I can't understand which is the best. I really appreciate your help.

Tamas Ferencz Jun 16, 2016 (08:45)

+Βιλλυ Παππα
the vocabulary of these languages is incomplete, so the translations we gave you contain reconstructed words out of necessity, and Tolkien probably would translate them differently if he were here to help us out. So if you are worried about correctness maybe you should leave the phrases in English and just write them out in Tengwar - looks equally nice and you can be sure of the meaning.

Βιλλυ Παππα Jun 16, 2016 (16:32)

ok! thank you very much! so these are the best translations that we have, but I don't know which to choose.