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Gandalf’s door spell, preparatory version
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Noldorin
Cirth

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Annon porennin diragas-venwed
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diragath-telwen porannin nithrad

Commentary
This first version comes from drafts for The Lord of the Rings. Only the word annon “great door, gate” can be recognised, and no full and satisfactory interpretation has been published till now.

The text is transcribed in Elvish runes or cirth according to Tolkien’s given valuation in the Angerthas Daeron. We made use of Daniel Steven Smith’s typeface Cirth Erebor.

References
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part one. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollins, 2002. 497 p. (The History of Middle-earth; VI). ISBN 0-261-10224-9.

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