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Maegnor 06/Oct/2006 at 03:43 PM
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Hello, everyone, I’m back.  It sure has been a while.  Glad to be back.  I have a question; can anybody tell me the meaning of the names of the first two chapters of TS.  Also, I think it’s called Akalabeth(or something like that), it tells of the fall of Numenor.  What are the meanings of those words?
Estel Galnuath 06/Oct/2006 at 07:03 PM
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As far as I know, ’Akallabeth’ means ’The Downfallen’.  Ainulindale means ’ The music of the Ainur’ or ’ The great music’ or ’ the great song’.   Valaquenta means ’ Account of the Valar’.    Akallabeth is a Numenorian word which means the same as the Quenya ’Atalante’.  As for the word Ainulindale,  the word Ainur means ’the holy ones’ and lin means ’song/music’ .   Valaquenta can be broken down as such , Valar or Vala means ’those with power’ and ’the power’ respectively.  quen means ’say/ speak’.
Maegnor 06/Oct/2006 at 08:02 PM
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Alright, thanks. That helps a lot.
Estel Galnuath 06/Oct/2006 at 08:28 PM
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No prob. welcome back Maegnor. 
Kylar Skyhawk 07/Oct/2006 at 04:22 AM
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I know that part of your question is indeed about the languages used in TS, but wouldn’t this thread be better placed in the books forum, rather than here, as this is for the languages only. I don’t mean to be a grump but I just want to let you know so that if anyone is sure that it should be moved, the admins can be told, seeing as I am currently brain after two weeks holiday
Maegnor 17/Oct/2006 at 11:51 AM
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You know, you’re probably right Calimehtar69. Thank you for telling me.

Endril 18/Oct/2006 at 01:29 AM
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What Valorama meens?
Aelindis 18/Oct/2006 at 04:47 AM
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Did you by any chance intend to ask what Valaróma means ?
Stiffler Vaneyar 23/Oct/2006 at 10:44 AM
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Well, I am not sure why Aelindis did not answer the question given by Legolas, but maybe I can. I am not sure if the question is actually being givenor not, but I’ll give it anyway for anyone that might be interested in knowing what it means.

Valaróma - Vala-horn. It is Orome’s Horn he uses. romba is translated as horn..and of course vala is vala...hence vala-horn