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Terve Maria
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Finnish
Fraktur

Terwe, Maria, armoitettu,
Terve, Maria, armoitettu,
Hail Mary, full of grace,
Herra sinun kanssasi;
Herra sinun kanssasi;
the Lord is with thee;
Siunattu sinä naisten joukossa
Siunattu sinä naisten joukossa
blessed art thou amongst women,
ja siunattu kohtusi hedelmä Jeesu$.
ja siunattu kohtusi hedelmä Jeesus.
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Pyhä Maria, Jumalan äiti,
Pyhä Maria, Jumalan äiti,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
rukoille meidän synisten puolesta
rukoille meidän synisten puolesta
pray for us sinners,
nyt ja kuolemamme hetkellä.
nyt ja kuolemamme hetkellä.
now and at the hour of our death.



Aamen.
Aamen.
Amen.

Commentary
The translation is the English version of this prayer.

The record has been done by Petri Tikka, a native speaker of Finnish and Tolkien language enthusiast. Thank you, Petri !

The text is transcribed in Fraktur, a style of blackletter used in Finnish typography until the end of the 19th century. According to the custom of the time, w replaces in Fraktur what is spelt v in Antiqua (an umbrella term for styles of the Latin alphabet other than blackletter, such as those generally used today). We made use of Peter Wiegel’s typeface Berthold Mainzer Fraktur.

References
Olteanu, Michael. Convent of Pater Noster: The Lord’s Prayer in 1323 languages and dialects. 🌍 Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi.

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