Q. ar sindanóriello mornië caita “and from a grey country darkness lies”

Q. ar sindanóriello mornië caita, “and from a grey country darkness lies”

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The 12th phrase of the prose Namárië. Tolkien altered the text from the poetic version as follows:

ar sindanóriello caita mornië >> ar sindanóriello mornië caita

Tolkien simply moved the subject mornië “darkness” before the verb caita “lies” to be consistent with the usual Quenya subject-verb-object word order.

Reference ✧ RGEO/59 ✧ ar sinda-nōrie-llo mornië caita “and grey-country-from darkness lies”


ar “and” ✧ RGEO/59
Sindanórië “Grey Country, Land of Greyness” ablative ✧ RGEO/59 (sinda-nōrie-llo)
mornië “darkness, blackness” ✧ RGEO/59
caita-¹ “to lie (down)” aorist ✧ RGEO/59

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