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Cirion’s oath

yE2# iG5# 1R6t#7JyE `Vな$5"#=5~N7R`N
Vanda sina termaruva Elenna·nóreo
This oath shall stand in memory of the glory of
`CなaD6 `V5Ì#な%`V5 `C6 `Vな$2%j yY7H2^
alcar enyalien ar Elendil Vorondo
the Land of the Star, and of the faith of Elendil the
yY7H5nR- 5lE 1T7JyE4$8 `B 9~C7E6
voronwë. Nai tiruvantes i hárar
Faithful, in the keeping of those who sit upon the
t#dEなt#,F5 t% 5~Mt$5 `C6 `B `V7J `B `N6 `Bj´$
mahalmassen mi Númen ar i Eru i or ilyë
thrones of the West and of the One who is above
t#dEなt#6 `V`C 1R5"lH`N =-=
mahalmar eä tennoio.
all thrones for ever.

This short text is followed by its English translation in the tale Cirion and Eorl in the third part of the Unfinished Tales.

The text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor” according to the classical mode for Quenya described by Tolkien in the Appendix E to The Lord of the Rings and used for instance by the Namarië manuscript in The Road Goes Ever On p. 65. We made use of Johan Winge’s typeface Tengwar Annatar.

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 1998. 611 p. ISBN 0-261-10362-8.

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