Subject: Cool!
Posted on: 2019-11-11 16:19:29 UTC

IIRC, they designed the script to look like something that might be carved into stone with large talons. {= )

Meanwhile, under the heading of "because I can [maybe]," I decided it would be fun to translate Tolkien's "All That Is Gold" into the Dragon Language. Interestingly, the bit I'm struggling the most with is "deep roots." We don't have either of those words in Dragon, so I'm having to come up with some way around it, and since I'm also attempting to make a poetic translation, it's really messing with my ability to form a meter, let alone rhyme at all. {= P

Still, I've got the first half of each verse working reasonably well at the moment:

All that is gold does not glitter

Ni viintaas los pah faraan
(Not shining is all wealth)

Not all those who wander are lost

Ni sizaan los pah wo rovaan
(Not lost are all who wander)

And then:

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken

Nol krah heim, yol fent alok
(From cold forge, fire shall arise)

A light from the shadows shall spring

Nol vulom, kun fent alok
(From darkness, light shall arise)

I'll get the rest eventually. ^_^


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