A sentence in "Arctic"
Mára mesta an ni véla tye ento, ya rato nea.
Good-bye until I see you next, and I hope it will be soon.
This sentence comes from the Father Christmas Letters written by Tolkien for his children from the 20s to the 40s. It is supposed to be in "Arctic", a language used in the North Pole in the house of Father Christmas - but though this small fairy world Tolkien imagined for the delight of his children was intended to be strictly private and is not a part of Middle-earth proper, this "Arctic" actually appears to be a form of Qenya.
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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