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 Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erun

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Alcar mi tarmenel na Erun ar mi cemen raine i hínin.

Glory to God in the Highest, and peace to His people on earth.

In the body of translations of Catholic Prayers into Quenya that Tolkien made in the 50s, there are several tries with the opening verse of the Gloria in excelsis Deo. Arden Smith published these fragments in Vinyar Tengwar n° 44 and attempted to reconstruct a "final" version that we give here.

The translation comes from the Modern English text of the prayer, which is sung during traditional Roman Catholic masses. A more literal translation of the Quenya text would give "Glory to God in the high-heaven and on earth peace to the children".

Quotations of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Édouard Kloczko, Christopher Gilson, Patrick Wynne, Rhona Beare, Thomas Alan Shippey, Charles Kennedy, Elaine Treharne, André Crépin, Régis Boyer, François-Xavier Dillmann, Gabriel Rebourcet, Keith Bosley, Pierre-Yves Lambert, Gwyn Jones, Thomas Jones are under the copyright of their publishers.

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