Help me translate a phrase into Quenya
February 21, 2013 4:07 PM Subscribe
[TolkienFilter] A friend of mine would like to translate the phrase "'plans to give you hope and a future' Jeremiah 29:11" into Quenya. Please help me help her do that.
posted by Errant to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Quoting now from her message to me: "There doesn't seem to be a word for 'future' in Quenya, so I was thinking about using 'good fortune', 'tomorrow', 'better tomorrow', something like that. I have a transcription tool for getting it in the Tengwar. A Sindarin translation would also be fine, but it looks to me like the vocabulary is more limited and more formal, and I figured 'Jeremiah' would have to just be phonetic. I'd prefer the informal 'you' to the formal 'thee'."
She thinks she does have a translation already, but she would like to double-check it and/or improve on it via the hivemind. If it matters, it's for a tattoo, I believe. She would like the chapter and verse notation translated also. Thanks very much.