Literature:Lovebirds' Song

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Lovebirds' Song


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Original (Valian & English)

Original Valian English

ilmana riigin vaevannain1
saolana saolain elennain2
saolana viihma tarvasin
(äryanänna peadid3)
lumalle aega4
täsarma hiiva
västamma aura
(äryanänna peadid)
neesta Vastaa
ruunann' pahaa!5

He wanders the lands of the dreaming
He sings the songs of the unliving
He sings the death of trees
(The lovebirds have left)
Prick of frost
Icing of water
Passing of time
(The lovebirds have left)
And he is Father Winter
All-seer!

Notes

  1. literally 'dreamers'
  2. literally 'those not alive'
  3. a play on words as peadid can refer to both a amorous couple and a pair of a bird that migrates south during winter
  4. a “frozen” phrase meaning 'frostbite', a more modern version would be lumallaega.
  5. literally 'he sees secrets!'.

Cwengâr

Cwengâr English

Negw lho cwe shŷc'hâmonaff nâr,
Cwec'hŷrh lho hatâr ngec'hŷraff,
Cwec'hŷrh lho c'harhôn sogwôran,
Tepâle rynŷnaff ffa hashâff
Fegw cwemar tegw nug'hôn,
cwâ cwemacwen c'han.
ô negw fôffan
Tepâle rynŷnaff ffa hashâff
Pon Temerhôlh C'hetŷl,
Cwâm lho henâm hâtaff.

He drifts over dreaming lands,
He sings songs of stillness
He sings songs of dying oak,
Fly Lovers with [the] Birds
[The] gentle prick of forst comes
in freezing water
and drifting time,
Fly Lovers with [the] Birds
For Silent Cwetŷl,
He knows what is hidden.


Roguel

Original Valian Roguel English

ilmana riigin vaevannain1
saolana saolain elennain2
saolana viihma tarvasin
(äryanänna peadid3)
lumalle aega4
täsarma hiiva
västamma aura
(äryanänna peadid)
neesta Vastaa
ruunann' pahaa!5

Musxepna salenit hokminek
Lemepna benicit benek
Korna lemce benek
(Bikcatacrem dulesiona)
Honamnek kuyal
Ronamnek rimi
Nukamnek tsam
(Bikcatacrem dulesiona)
Seskelenek!
Tekjipayek!

He wanders the lands of the dreaming
He sings the songs of the unliving
He sings the death of trees
(The lovebirds have left)
Prick of frost
Icing of water
Passing of time
(The lovebirds have left)
And he is Father Winter
All-seer!

Notes

  1. literally 'dreamers'
  2. literally 'those not alive'
  3. a play on words as peadid can refer to both a amorous couple and a pair of a bird that migrates south during winter
  4. a “frozen” phrase meaning 'frostbite', a more modern version would be lumallaega.
  5. literally 'he sees secrets!'.