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George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 09 Feb 2017 :  09:39:41  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Anyone who has read the novel "Bladesinger" by Keith Strohm will recall that there are Elvish and Rashemi words scattered through the text. I've taken a stab at translating most of them and was hoping for some feedback/suggestions on my attempt. I have tried to contact Keith Strohm via social media but he either doesn't care for politely phrased unsolicited messages (fair enough I suppose), ignores fan messages (again fair enough I suppose) or couldn't give a stuff about my request (also fair enough I suppose!). So here is what I've come up with (noting that some are translated in the actual text):

dmizny - R - companion/pet (p.4)
laeriaen - E - adult elves (p.11) (see voeraen)
kaer' - E - first (p.12)
vaelen - E - hilt (p.12)
nyvarskiz - R - dangerous/perilous storm (p.20)
ordsk - R - edible pickled root (p.32)
voeraen - E - infant/child elves (p.40)
el'tael - E - bladesingers (p.44)
va - E - father (p.45)
zaen - E - vigilant, all-seeing (p.47)
sheaen - E - gaze, sight (p.47)
vyvadnya - R - mysteries (p.63)
ildva - R - bond, agreement, concord (p.71)
arael'lia - E - central meeting place ? [literally "heart place"] (p.80)
tael - E - novice/trainee bladesinger (p.83)
arael - E - heart (p.115)
sha - E - friend (p.115)
haera - E - centre (p.150)
alu - E - water (p.203)
dala - E - battle (p.203)

Would appreciate any feedback.

-- George Krashos


"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus

dazzlerdal
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Feb 2017 :  12:06:55  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well ive never read the novel but im liking the addition of new words i can use. Very helpful

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