I figured this was a tad too long just to go in my translation thread (plus it's not a request, this is more a 'here you go, what do you think?' sort of thread).
This is up to the end of the first page (of my copy anyway, I have a hardback version illustrated by Ted Nasmith if that helps). It hasn't actually taken me that long in real terms, (i.e when I actually sit down and translate it, 4 lines at a time), what's taken the time is just the fact the subject matter is pretty damn dry when you analyse it! I've had to reword some sentences in English (as the concepts or too many words don't exist in Sindarin).
The Music of the Ainur
Eru ennas, i erui, i mi Arda Ilúvatar estant; ah echant main idh Rodyn, i phin aer, i onannin od i nauth dîn, a noner adh den núf naid echannir.
A bent andin, golthed andin in lind gling; a linner anden, a nan gellweg.
Dan an lû and, linner erui, egor dan min egor tad go-linner. ir sain i ú-linner lastanner, an istanner erui i berin en ind o Ilúvatar od i doll, a vin istad o i gwedyr dîn galanner ú-chorthren.
Dan sui ui-lastanner i cheniad dîn galant, a go-linanner lendren.
Ah i lû toll i Ilúvatar tolthant Rodonath ah penn andin o lhind veleg, narad andin o naid roveleg athan i naid penn o núf; ah i aglar oh i onnad dîn ah i glaur oh i veth dîn cauthant idh Rodyn, cavant an Ilúvatar a noner dínen.
Si Ilúvatar pent andin: 'oh i lind i benn andin, aníron hi i go-echadolir lendren Lind Veleg. A sui narthannen len adh i Naur Uireb, annatholir ed i melain lîn echaded i lind hen, adh i noeth în ah goed, pe iestolir.'
Dan hevithon a lasto, a no gellweg i trî len bainas veleg echuia mi linnad!
Na i lû han i chonath idh-Rodyn, sui gennil a hailf, a rym a helbin ah sui gwaith arnediad linnad a bith, herianner echaded i lind Ilúvatar na 'ling veleg; a lhoss ennas - lind arnediad go-riged i ledhad athan larad min imlaid a vin ered, ah i haid e-mbar Ilúvatar panner, ah i linnad ah i 'lamor e-linnad ledhad min gaw, ah ú-non gaw. Idh Rodyn ú-echannir ui ab i lû hen lind sui i lind hen dan cennen i lind roveleg echeditha núf Ilúvatar adh i chonath edh-Rodyn ah i chîn Ilúvatar ab i Veth-en-Oer.
Eru there was in that place, the only, who in Arda was called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the holy ones, that were born of his thought, and they were with him before things were made.
And he spoke to them, teaching to them the airs of music; and they sang to him, and he was joyful.
But for a long time, they sang alone, or but one or two they sang together, while those who did not sing they listened, for they knew alone that half of the inner thought of Ilúvatar from which he came, and in the knowledge of their sworn brothers they grew slowly. Yet as they ever listened their understanding grew, and they sang together sweetly.
And the time came that Ilúvatar summoned all of the Ainur and he spoke to them about a mighty air, telling them a tale of things greater than the things he spoke of before; and the glory of its begetting and the splendour of its end startled the Ainur, they bowed to Ilúvatar and they were silent.
Now Ilúvatar said to them: 'Of the air that I spoke to you, I want now that you fashion together sweetly a Great Music. And as I have kindled you with the Eternal Fire, you will give forth your divine powers fashioning this air, with your own thoughts and devices, if you wish. But I will sit and listen, and be joyful that through you great beauty awakens in song!'
At that time the many voices of the Ainur, like harps and lyres, and trumpets and violas, and like countless people singing with words, they began to vigorously fashion the theme of Ilúvatar to a great music; a sound there was in that place - endless tunes wreathed together that travelled beyond hearing into the valleys and into the mountains and the places of the house of Ilúvatar were filled, and the singing and the echo of the singing departed into the void, and it was not void. The Ainur did not make ever after this time a music like this music, but it has been said that a greater music will be made before Ilúvatar by the many voices of the Ainur and the children of Ilúvatar after the End of Days.
Si in lind Ilúvatar nathar teliad dîr, a no cadu min lû i beded dîn, an bân tre-cheniathir i iest dîn mi i berin dîn, a bân istathir i heniad o bân, ah Ilúvatar annatha na i noeth dîn i Naur Thurin, naul gellweg. Dan thî Ilúvatar hamp a lastant, ah anann thiant maer anden, an i 'ling garn ú 'waiss.
Dan sui i lind belthant, toll min chûn Belegurth an riged naid i olthad în; ti ú hui i min lind Ilúvatar; an anírn galad i valan ah aglar en-ethad i óniel anden.
Na Velegurth min Rodyn óniel in aint roveleg tûr ah ist, ah havant perin mi bân in aint i 'wedyr dîn. Ledhant erui min said gofn farad an i Naur Uireb; an anírad gala vrassen mi den an i naid în no cuin, a thiant anden i Ilúvatar ú-ham an i 'aw, a dhrautha i lost ennas. Dan ú-chirn i Naur, an de adh Ilúvatar.
Dan erui heriant gared i noeth în i ú hui chain i 'wedyr dîn.
Perin i noeth hîn rinc thî mi i 'ling dîn, a thî glam toll os-den a lemmaid i linner os-den noner naer.
Ah i nauth dîn prestiel ah i 'ling dîn nuitha; dan vin egor tad heriar siriad i 'ling dîn na i 'ling Belegurth sennui nan nauth i hevennir main. Thî i 'lam Belegurth pelia land; ah in lind i ab-lastennin mistant mi aear glam.
Dan Ilúvatar hamp a lastant an thiant i os i cham dîn arnen alagos ennas, sui nin dholl i dhagranner min am bân mi rûth arnediad i ú-dharnir.
Thî Ilúvatar eriant, ah idh Rodyn cenir i raedant; a chall i grum dîn, a lind eden heriant mi i alagos, sui ah ú-hui i lind núf, a 'all mi dûr a havant bainas eden. Dan i 'lam Belegurth eriant a dhagrant adh den, ah ad dagor en-glamor ennas, savant bregol athan i vregol núf, na i lû bân edh-Rodyn noner naer ah ú-linner, a Velegurth savant i dûr. Thî Ilúvatar ad-eriant, ah idh Rodyn cenir i i thîr dîn non goeol; a chall i fuir dîn, ah alae! Lind nelui gall min glam, ah ú-hui in lind núf. An thiant na vinui moe a velui, lhyss mi lind voe; dan ú-bell no luithiant, a vabant anest tûr ah ist. A thiant na vedui i dâd gling ennas na vînlû núf i cham dîn Ilúvatar a noner ú-imu. I vinui non nûr a land a vain, dan ú-chorthred, adh nírnaeth, o vas i vainas dîn toll.
Now the musics of Ilúvatar will be played correctly, and be shaped in the time of their speaking, for all will fully understand his wish in their half, and all will know the understanding of all, and Ilúvatar will give to their thoughts the Secret Fire, being joyful. But now Ilúvatar sat and listened, and for a long time it seemed good to him, for the music had no stains. But as the theme progressed, it came into the heart of Melkor to weave things of his own dreaming; they are not as those in the air of Ilúvatar; for he desired growing the divine power and glory of the dividing that was given to him. To Melkor in the Ainur was given the greatest gifts of power and knowledge, and he had a half in all the gifts of his brethren.
He had travelled alone into the void places hunting for the Eternal Fire; for desire grew white hot in him for his own things to be alive, and it seemed to him that Ilúvatar did not think for the Void, and he was weary that it was empty there. But he did not find the Fire, for it is with Ilúvatar.
But alone he began having his own thoughts that (were) not as those of his brethren.
A half of these thoughts he wove now in his own music, and now a confused noise came around him and voices who sang around him they were sad.
And their thought was disturbed and their music was stopped short; but one or two began flowing their music to the music of Melkor instead to the thought that they possessed first. Then the clamour of Belegurth spread wide; and the airs that had been heard before strayed in a sea of confused noise. But Ilúvatar sat and listened for it seemed that around his royal-chair there was a storm of wind, as of dark waters that battled one upon all in endless anger that did not stop.
Now Ilúvatar rose, and the Ainur saw that he smiled; and he lifted his left hand, and a new theme began in the storm, like and not like the theme before, and it grew in power and had new beauty.
But the clamour of Melkor rose and battled with it, and again a battle of confused noise there was, it was more violent than before, to the time all of the Ainur were sad and they did not sing, and Melkor had the mastery. Now Ilúvatar rose again, and the Ainur saw that his countenance was terrible; and he lifted his right hand, and behold! A third theme grew in the clamour, and it was not as the themes before. For it seemed at first soft and sweet, soft rustling sounds in soft airs; but it could not be quenched and it took to itself power and knowledge. And it seemed at last there were two musics at once before the seat of Ilúvatar and they were not identical. The first was deep and wide and beautiful, but not quick, with a lamentation, from where its beauty came.
I daid garn thî i hîdh în, dan non brui, ah arnediad; a non ú-lend, dan sennui glam sui rym go-rû i istanner mîn egor dâd lind. A dhamp pored i 'ling Veleg adh i vregol i lammad dîn, dan thiant i i 'ellui dîn lind mabant a rigant mi i 'ling în. Min ened i dhagor hen, ias i themais Ilúvatar rithant a rinc norn min i nîn, Ilúvatar eriant an lû nelui, ah i thîr dîn no goeol. Thî orthant i gemaid dîn, a na minlû, nûr athan i Iâ, brand athan i Venel, sui vaeg sui i galad e-chen Ilúvatar, i 'ling darn. Thî agarfant Ilúvatar, a bent 'Beleg idh Rodyn, ah i Roveleg Belegurth dan i ista, a bân idh Rodyn, i im Ilúvatar, i naid hen i linner oh, annathon ed anden, a genitholir i echeditholir. A len, Belegurth, cenithol i ú lind telia i ú-hâf i cheniad dîn mi nin, ú-ben echedir i 'ling eng im. Iesta sen natha dan i 'aror nîn min echaded naid aglareb, i est ú-idhrant. Thî idh Rodyn gostar, ah ú-cheniar i bith i bennir andin; a Velegurth pannant adh felf od i toll rûth thurin. Dan Ilúvatar eriant mi aglar, a den ed od i erdh vain i echant anin Rodyn; ah idh Rodyn den aphadar.
Dan ir tellir min Gaw, Ilúvatar pent andin 'Alae i 'ling lîn!'
Ah aun indemm andin, annad cened andin ir núf erui lared; a gennir Ardhon eden echaded lim, a non corn min Gaw, a chirn ennas, dan non ú o den. A dirnir ah idhranner, i Ardhon hen heria edrad i 'obennas dîn a thiant andin i guinant a 'all. Ah ir idh Rodyn tíriel an lû a noner dînen Ilúvatar ad-bent:
'Alae, i 'ling lîn! Se i deliad lîn; a chiritholir mi hi, pân i naid hain i thia i est echant egor gonant.
A len, Belegurth, hirithol pân i noeth thurin i ind în, a genithol ti dan perin e-bân a dadui an i aglar dîn. Ah oh naid athan i naid hin Ilúvatar pent na in Rodyn na i lû han, ah adh i rínas dîn oh i bith dîn, ah i ist gerir oh i 'ling i est echant, idh Rodyn istar man nóniel, a no, a van telitha, a de ú-órui naid ú-gerir.
The second held now its own peace, but it was loud, and endless; and it was not sweet, but rather a clamour like trumpets trumpeting together that knew one or two airs. And it strived drowning the Great Music with the violence of its voice, but it seemed that its triumphant air it took and it wove in its own music. In the middle of this battle, where the halls of Ilúvatar jerked and a twitch ran into the silences, Ilúvatar rose for a third time, and his face was terrible. Now he raised both of his hands, and at once, deep beyond the Abyss, high beyond the Firmament, as piercing as the light of the eye of Ilúvatar, the Music stopped. Now Ilúvatar spoke, and he said 'Mighty are the Ainur, and the mightiest is Melkor; but that he knows, and all the Ainur, that I am Ilúvatar, these things that you sang about, I give forth to you, and you will see what you have made. And you, Melkor, you will see that no air is played that does not possess its beginning in me, no one changes the music save myself. He wishes this will be but my doer in fashioning glorious things, that he himself has not pondered. Now the Ainur feared, and they did not understand the words that were said to them; and Melkor was filled with emotion of which came secret anger. Now Ilúvatar arose in splendour, and he went forth from the beautiful regions that he had made for the Ainur; and the Ainur followed him.
But when they came into the Void, Ilúvatar said to them 'Behold your music!'
And he gave a vision to them, giving sight to them where before only hearing; and they saw a new World fashioned clear, and it was globed in the Void, and it was found there, but it was not of it. And as they gazed and pondered, this World began opening its history, and it seemed to them that it lived and grew. And when the Ainur had gazed for a time and were silent, Ilúvatar spoke again: 'Behold your music! This is your playing; and you will all find in here, all those things that it seems that he fashioned himself or reckoned. And you, Melkor, you will find all the secret thoughts of your inner mind, and you will see they are but a half of the all, and second to its glory! And about things beyond these things Ilúvatar spoke to the Ainur at that time, and with their memory about his words, and the knowledge they hold about the music that he made himself, the Ainur know what has been, and is, and what will come, and it is not common they do not see things.
Dan naid ennas ú-genir, ú erui egor go-garfad; an na úben dan anest Ilúvatar tengiant pân i gâr andin, a vi endrainn bân etholo naid eden, ah ú-genir toled, an ú-delir od io anann. A non i hui i indemm hen oh i Ardhon teliant andin, idh Rodyn cennir garn naid oh i ú-nauthanner. A gennir adh elvennui i doled i-chîn Ilúvatar ah i mar echant andin; a gennir i est min mudad i 'ling dîn echennir i mar hen, a dan ú-istasser i theled dîn athan i vainas în.
An i chîn Ilúvatar din onnen erui; a dellir adh i lind nelui, a ú-noner min lind i Ilúvatar echant na i onnad, ah ú vîn idh-Rodyn din echennir.
Ir din cennir, i athan din melanner, naul naid athan idh Rodyn, gwain a lain, mi ias cennir i ind Ilúvatar, a 'elianner pîn i haelas dîn, i núf dholthant od idh Rodyn.
Thî, i chîn Ilúvatar ti Edhil ah Edain, i Mainennin ah i Aphadrim. A vi bân in eglair en-Ardhon, i themais dîn ah bethy, ah i noer dîn, Ilúvatar cill sad an i dhorthad dî min Nûr Lû a vin enedh e-giliath arnediad.
Ah i mar hen thiant nad bîn an i nauthar erui oh i arodas idh-Rodyn, a ú oh i laegas dîn 'oeol; sui mabathar aen pân i barth Arda an i onnad thafn a den orthatha na i enedh i daen dîn na i lû sâf saer athan nelf; egor nauthar erui oh i dauras en Ardhon, i ndan idh Rodyn echedir, ah ú i díras na i echedir pân naid mi den.
Dan ir in Rodyn cennir i mar hen mi indemm a gennir i chîn Ilúvatar eriad mi den, i roveleg idh-Rodyn hebir pân i nauth dîn ah i anírad dîn nad i had han. Ah od i Rodyn hin, Belegurth non i Chîr sui non min onnad i roveleg idh-Rodyn i linnar min Gling. A bant úthennais, na ech na i onnad, i anírn ledhed ennas an dorthad pân naid an i maer i-chîn Ilúvatar; torthad i chwind e-laug ah i ring i tell trî den.
Dan anírn sennui bauglad na i innas dîn Edhil ah Edain, anirad in aint i Ilúvatar pent annatha andin; ah iestant ech saved bŷr a hedryn, a Chîr estatha, a no Herdir or innais.
But things there are they do not see, not alone or speaking together, for to no one but to himself Ilúvatar has revealed all that he holds for them, and in all ages come forth new things, and they did not see coming, for they do not come from long ago. And it was that as this vision about the World was played to them, the Ainur saw it held things about which they had not thought. And they saw with wonder the coming of the children of Ilúvatar and the home he made for them; and they saw that they themselves in the labouring of their music had made this home, and yet they did not know its purpose beyond its own beauty.
For the children of Ilúvatar he conceived them alone; and they came with the third theme, and they were not in the theme that Ilúvatar fashioned at the beginning, and not one of the Ainur fashioned them.
When they saw them, the greater they loved them, being things beyond the Ainur, new and free, in where they saw the inner thought of Ilúvatar and they learned a little of his wisdom, that before was hidden from the Ainur.
Now, the children of Ilúvatar are the Elves and men, the Firstborn and the Followers. And in all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces and its fires, Ilúvatar chose somewhere for their dwelling in the Deeps of Time and in the middle of the innumerable stars. And this home seemed a little thing for those who they thought alone about the nobility of the Ainur, and not about their terrible sharpness; as those who would take all the field of Arda for the beginning of a pillar and will raise it to the core of its summit, to the time it is bitter beyond a needle; or they think alone about the vastness of the World, that yet the Ainur shape, and not the straightness to that they shape all things in it.
But when the Ainur saw this land in a vision and saw the children of Ilúvatar arising in it, the mightiest of the Ainur put all their thought and their desire to that place. And of these Ainur, Melkor was the Lord as he was in the beginning the mightiest of the Ainur who sang in the Music.
And he spoke untruths to himself at the beginning, that he desired travelling there and controlling all things for the good of the children of Ilúvatar; controlling the whirling of the heat and the cold that came through him. But he desired rather oppressing to his will Elves and Men, desiring the gifts that Ilúvatar said he will give to them; and he wished himself to possess vassals and faithful ones, and to be called Lord, and to be Master over wills.
Dan idh Rodyn tirnir am i mar hen min laind daur en-Ardhon, i in Edhil estathar Arda, i Geven; ah i chuin dîn gellanner mi galad, ah i chin dîn cennir pil i bannar adh gell; dan adh i râf en-aear fellir pen-îdh. A gennir in-gwaew ah i 'welu, ah i naid od i Arda echant, o ang a gond a geleb a gôl a naid athan i naid hin, dan o bân i naid hin, nen daethanner rovaer. A bent adh in Eldar i mi nen cuinad dan i 'lamor en Gling-idh-Rodyn athan i 'lamor mi naid mi i Geven hen, ah athan perin i chîn Ilúvatar lastanner ú-fadred na i lemmaid en-aear, a dan ú-istanner an i lastanner.
Thî na nen i Rodon i in Edhil estar Ulu seidiant i nauth dîn, ah o bân, Ilúvatar den golthant i ronûr oh gling. Dan en-gwely a gwaew Aran Einior ihdrant, i i rawarod idh-Rodyn.
En-echaded e-Geven Gaul nauthant, na den Ilúvatar aun curu ah ist sui na Belegurth, dan i 'ell a vlaud Gaul de min dass en-echaded, ah min naid i echódiel, ah ú mi gared egor i dûr în; a man anna a ú-chêb, a de lain o brestad, ui-ledhed na dass eden.
Ah Ilúvatar agarfant na Ulu, a bent: "Cenol ú i hi mi i ardh hen bîn min Nûr Lû Belegurth echant auth am i ardh lîn? Nauthant oh helch pen-edrein, a dan ú-ranc i vainas i eithil lîn, egor i aelin lîn lim. Alae i loss, ah i mudad goru e-niss! Belegurth nauthant oh ûr a naur pen-dorthad, ah ú-ranc i anírad lîn, egor dharo i gling en-aear.
Alae sennui i challas ah aglar e-fein, ah i chîth ui-ledhed, a lasto na i dhannad e-ross am i Geven! Ah mi i fein hin túgiel na Aran Einior, i vellon lîn, i melol."
Thî Ulu aun dangweth: "Mi thannas, Nen sâf vainas athan i vainas i i chûn nîn idhrant, i nauth nîn thurin ú-nauthant i lossivor, egor mi bân i gling nîn i dhannad e-ross ennas. Hirithon Aran Einior, a den ah im ceritham gling anuir an i 'ell lîn!"
Ah Aran Einior ah Ulu od i onnad ti gwedyr, a mi bân naid buianner adh vronwe i innas Ilúvatar.
Dan sui Ulu agorfant, a hui idh-Rodyn tirnir am i indemm hen, mábiel athan, a dholen od i gened dîn; a thiant andin i vi i lû han cennir nad eden, Môr, i ú-istanner núf eng mi nauth
But the Ainur looked upon this home in the vast spaces of the World, which the Elves called Arda, the Earth, and their hearts rejoiced in light, and their eyes saw colours that were filled with joy; but with the roaring of the sea they felt restless. And they saw the winds and the air, and the things from which Arda was fashioned, from iron and stone and silver and gold, and things beyond these things, but from all these things, water they praised best. And it is said by the Eldar that in water is living yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur beyond the echo in things in this Earth, and beyond half of the children of Ilúvatar listen unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet they do not know for what they listen.
Now to water that Ainur who the Elves named Ulmo set his thought, and of all, Ilúvatar taught him the deepest about music. But of the airs and the winds Manwë pondered, who is the noblest of the Ainur. Of the fashioning of the Earth Aulë thought, to him Ilúvatar gave skill and knowledge as to Melkor, but the joy and pride of Aulë it is in the task of fashioning, and in the thing that is fashioned, and not in holding or in his own mastery; for what he gives and does not keep, and he is free from troubling, travelling ever to some new task.
And Ilúvatar spoke to Ulmo, and he said: "Thou seest not that here in this little realm in the Deeps of Time Melkor has fashioned war upon your realm? He thought about bitter cold without borders, and yet he did not destroy the beauty of your fountains, or your clear pools. Behold the snow, and the cunning labouring of frost! Melkor thought about heat and fire without control, and he did not destroy your desiring, or halt the music of the sea.
Behold rather the height and glory of the clouds, and the ever travelling mists, and listen to the falling of the rain upon the Eath! An in these clouds you are brought to Manwë, your friend, whom you love."
Now Ulmo gave reply: "In truth, Water has beauty beyond the beauty that my heart pondered, my secret thought did not think of the snowflake, or in all my music the falling of the rain there. I will find Manwë, and he and I will make music forever for your joy!"
And Manwë and Ulmo from the beginning they are sworn brothers, and in all things they served with faith the will of Ilúvatar. But as Ulmo spoke, and as the Ainur gazed upon this vision, it was taken beyond, and hidden from their seeing; and it seemed to them that in that time they saw a new thing, Darkness, that they did not know before save in thought.
Dan melthanner adh i vainas en-indemm a lúthanner min dengiad en-Ardhon; doll ennas na naul, ah i 'ûr dîn penniel adh den; an i 'obennas ú-drenóriel ah i rind lû ú-echannir mi bant ir i indemm móbiel athan. A vîn egor dâd pennir i i indemm dóriel núf i veth e-Dûr Edain ah i 'wannad e-Mainennin; a man, dan i Gling or bân, i Melain ú-gennir sui adh gened in ab-Endrainn egor i Veth en-Ardhon.
Thî idh Rodyn non ú-'ellweg, dan Ilúvatar iallant andin, a bent; 'iston i anírad i 'ûr lîn i gennir natha thand, ú erui mi i noeth dîn, dan sui ech, le.
Thî pedin: Eä! Dafo i naid hin no! A etholithon min Gaw i Naur Uireb, a natha na i chûn en-Ardhon, ah i Ardhon natha; a len i aníro ledhathar dad mi den.'
A chorthren idh Rodyn cennir hae calad, sui pe non faun adh chûn guiad naur; ah istasser i hen non ú indemm erui, dan i Ilúvatar echant naid eden: Eä, i Ardhon i no.
Toll i idh-Rodyn mîn egor tâd dorthar adh Ilúvatar athan in rind en-Ardhon; dan odrim e-roveleg a rovain, mabanner i dhâf Ilúvatar a lennir dad mi den.
Dan hen Ilúvatar agorfant, egor de i moe od i veleth dîn, i i dûr nîn natha gleiniad min ardhon, no mi de anuir, na i vethen dîn, sui i di i guil dîn, a de i guil dîn. A de i estiel i Melain, i thuir en-ardhon. Dan ir i Melain minner mi Eä cennir den adh anwar mi i chent dîn, an non sui pe ú-nad echódiel i gennir mi indemm, a bân dóriel an i onnad, a dan pen-gadu, a non fuin. An i Gling Veleg non dan i 'alas ah edlothiad nauth min Thaim Pen-Lû, ah i Indemm han erui; dan thî minner mi na i onnad Lû, ah i Melain cennir i i Ardhon cennir non dan indemm a linnant oh núf, a moe i echadir den.
Herianner i vudad dîn veleg mi ery ú-onoded ah ú-gennin, a mi endrainn arnediad ah ú-reniad, na min Nûr Lû a vin ened e-themais Eä ennas na i lû han ah i had han ias i mar i-chîn Ilúvatar echant.
A mi i dass han i berin vain mabant adh Aran Einior ah Gaul ah Ulu; dan Velegurth non ennas od i lû vinui, a leuthant mi bân i agorir, echaded den pe pôl na i anírad în a theled; a narthant noer veleg.
Ir Geven non dan neth a bant naur Velegurth ídhrant den, a bent na i Melain: 'Se natha i arnad în; ah eston den na im!'
But they were seduced with the beauty of the vision and they were enchanted in the revealing of the World; it came there to being, and their hearts were filled with it; for the history was not told to the end and the circles of time they were not fashioned in full when the vision was taken beyond. And one or two said that the vision was halted before the end of the Mastery of Men and the fading of the Firstborn; why, yet the Music is above all, the Valar did not see as with sight the after-Ages or the End of the World.
Now the Ainur were not joyful, but Ilúvatar called to them, and he said; 'I know the desiring of your hearts that what you saw will be in truth, not alone in your thoughts, but as you yourselves, you are.
Now I say: Eä! Let these things be! And I will come forth into the Void the Eternal Flame, and it will be to the heart of the world, and the World will be; and you who desire you will travel down into it.'
And quickly the Ainur saw distantly a light, as if it was a cloud with a living heart of fire; and they knew that this it was not a vision only, but that Ilúvatar had fashioned a new thing: Eä, the World that be.
It came that of the Ainur one or two they dwell with Ilúvatar beyond the circles of the World; but many of the greatest and most beautiful, they took the permission of Ilúvatar and travelled down into it.
But this Ilúvatar spoke, or it is the need of their love, that their power will be bounded in the world, to be in it forever, to its ending, so that they are its life and it is their life. And it is that they were named the Valar, the powers of the world. But when the Valar entered in Eä they saw it with awe in their eyes, for it was as if nothing had been made that they saw in vision, and all was stopped for the beginning, and yet shapeless, and it was dark. For the Great Music was but the growth and blossoming of thought in the Timeless Halls, and the Vision that alone; but now they had entered in at the beginning of Time, and the Valar saw that the World they saw was but a vision and sung about before, and it was necessary that they fashion it.
They began their great labour in deserts uncounted and unseen, and in ages unnumbered and forgotten, to in the Deeps of Time and in the core of the great halls of Eä there was at that time and in that place where the home of the children of Ilúvatar was fashioned. And in that task the chief half was taken by Manwë, and Aulë and Ulmo; but Melkor was there from the first ime, and he picked up in all that they did, fashioning it if he could to his own desires and purpose; and he kindled great fires. When Earth was but young and full of fire Melkor desired it, and he said to the Valar: 'This will be my own kingdom; and I name it to myself!'
Dan Aran Einior non i chanar Belegurth min noeth Ilúvatar, a non i delior vain en-lind dadui i Ilúvatar eriant dan i 'lam Belegurth; a nallant anest faer odrim roveleg ah ú-roveleg, a dellir dad mina i phairth Arda a noner athweg na Aran Einior, an gostad Velegurth deritha aen i veth i vudad dîn anuir, a Geven peliatha aen núf edlothiant.
Ah Aran Einior pent na Velegurth: 'i arnad hen avathol mabo anech, an i Melain mudasser si anann.'
A dhagrad ennas adh Velegurth ah i Melain; ah an i lû han Velegurth ledhant na airdh athan ah agor i anírant; dan ú-leithiant i anírad en-Arnad Arda od i chûn nîn.
Thî i Melain mabanner andin cant a bil; a hui dellir min Ardhon adh veleth i-chîn Ilúvatar, an i harthanner, i chaint dîn noner sui i gennir min Indemm Ilúvatar, eng mi arodas ah aglar ero.
Athan hen, i gant dîn toll od i ist dîn en-Ardhon i gíniel, sennui i en-Ardhon erui; ah ú-moe den sevir, eng erui sui iuitham hammad, a dan pelim no hell ah i guil vîn ú bîn.
De i i Melain pelir pado, pe anírathar, hell, a na i lû han in Edhil ú-belir ceno din, dan di ennas. Dan ir aníram an chammad est i Melain mabo andin caint anu ah inu; anhan sevim od i onnad dîn, a de dan ed annad mi i gilad dîn. ú-echaded adh i gilad, sui adh men anu ah inu cenitha aen adh i chammad den ú-echad adh den. Dan i chaint i Phin Veleg din hammanner ú na bân lui sui i chaint in-Erain ah Verith i-chîn Ilúvatar; an din hammathar mi i nauth în, i gerithar mi gaint arodas ah achas. Ah i Melain cannir andin sedyr odrim, roveleg ah ú-roveleg sui den, a go-vudasser min buigad e-Geven ah i dhared i 'laim dîn.
Thî Belegurth cenn i garnen, ah i i Melain panner bo Geven sui duir pelol ceno, hemennin min chammad en-Ardhon, a noner milui ah aglareb na geno, a gellweg, ah i i Geven gall sui hant an i 'ell dîn, an i 'laim dîn noner dínen. i anírad dîn gall beleg mi den; ah hammant est eithro, dan sui i innas dîn ah i lhoer i dhostant mi den i gant han non vorn a goeol.
But Manwë was the brother of Melkor in the thoughts of Ilúvatar, and he was the chief player of the second air that Ilúvatar raised against the clamor of Melkor; and he called to himself many spirits greater and not greater, and they came down into the fields of Arda and they were helpful to Manwë, for fearing Melkor should halt the end of their labour forever, and Earth would wither before it flowered. And Manwë said to Melkor: 'This kingdom you will not take for yourself, for the Valar laboured here for a long time'. And there was battle with Melkor and the Valar; and for that time Melkor travelled to regions beyond and did what he desired; but he did not release the desiring of the Kingdom of Arda from his heart.
Now the Valar took to them shape and colour, and as they came into the World by love of the children of Ilúvatar, for whom they hoped, their shapes were as that they saw in the Vision of Ilúvatar, save in nobility and splendour alone.
Beyond this, their shape comes from their knowledge of the World that was seen, rather than of the World alone; and it is not necessary they possess it, save only as we use clothing, and yet we can be naked and our life is not small.
It is that the Valar can walk, if they want, naked, and at that time the Elves cannot see them, yet they are there. But when they want to clothe themselves, the Valar take to them forms of male and female; for that they had from their beginning, and it is but given forth in their choosing, not fashioned by the choosing, as with us male and female could be seen by clothing but it is not fashioned by it. But the shapes the Great Ones clothe themselves are not at all times like the shapes of the Kings and Queens of the children of Ilúvatar, for they will clothe them in their own thought, that they will see in shapes of nobility and dread. And the Valar called to them many faithful companions, greatest and not greatest as them, and they laboured together in the cleaning of the Earth and the halting of its clamours. Now Melkor saw what they had done, and that the Valar walked on Earth as powers you could see, having been clothed in the clothing of the World, and they were lovely and glorious to see, and joyful, and that the Earth grew as a garden for their joy, and its clamours were silent. His desiring grew great in him; and he clothed himself also, but as his inner thought and the venom that burned in him that form was dark and terrifying.
A ledhant dad am Arda mi dûr ah arodas i non beleg athan i veleg e-Belain, sui orod i bada min aear a havant i dhol dîn or i foen a chammant mi cheleg a riged adh osp a naur; ah i galad i-chin Belegurth noner sui lach i tharn adh ûr ah eitha adh chelch.
Thî heriant i dhagor vinui e-Belain adh Velegurth an i dûr Arda; ah oh i dhegyr hain in Edhil istar dan dithen. An i narnen si tôl od i Melain, i in Edhil pennir min dhôr Balannor, ah adh i gelianner; dan bîn erui i Melain naranner oh i dhagor núf i doled in Edhil.
Dan nóriel adh in Edhil i i Melain ui-raithanner, dan Velegurth ennas, i dorthar i Geven a den echado an i doled an i Mainennin; ah echanner dŷr a Velegurth din ragant; laid echanner a Velegurth den orthant am; eryd echanner a Velegurth din hant dad; aeair echanner a Velegurth din regant eithirianner; ah ú-nad savant sîdh egor doll na 'alas vronadui, an sui i Melain herianner tass, Belegurth den ragatha aen. A dan i vudad dî non ú bân an ú-nad; a dan ú-had a vi ú dass i innas dîn echódiel pant, a vi bân naid noner mi bil a gant athan i i Melain aníranner, ú-chorthren i Geven echódiel a non tanc.
A non i i mar i-chîn Ilúvatar tengediel na i vedui min Nuir Lû ah adh in elenath arnediad.
And he travelled down upon Arda in power and nobility that was great beyond the great of the Valar, as a mountain that walks in the sea and has its head above the clouds and is clothed in ice and crowned with smoke and fire; and the light of the eyes of Melkor was like a flame that is withered with heat and stabs with ice cold.
Now began the first battle of the Valar with Melkor for the mastery of Arda; and about those battles the Elves know but a little. For what has been told here comes from the Valar with whom the Elves spoke in the land of Valinor, and by whom they learnt, but a little alone the Valar told about the battles before the coming of the Elves.
Yet it was told by the Elves that the Valar ever strived, yet Melkor was there, that they control the Earth and fashion it for the coming of the Firstborn; and they fashioned lands and Melkor broke them; valleys they fashioned and Melkor raised them up; mountains they fashioned and Melkor threw them down; seas they fashioned and Melkor broke them to flow out; and nothing held peace or came to lasting growth, and as the Valar began a task, Melkor would break it. And yet their labouring was not all for nothing; and yet nowhere and in no task their will was fashioned full, and in all things it was in colour and shape beyond that which the Valar had desired, slowly the Earth was fashioned and it was firm.
And it was that the dwelling of the children of Ilúvatar was established at the last in the Deeps of Time and with the innumerable stars.
Cautha- = To startle (From Capta-, a Quenya verb, changed into Sindarin)
Caf- = To bow (From Caw-/Cav-, a Quenya verb, changed into Sindarin)
Drautha- = To tire, weary (from Quenya I believe)
Maba- = To take (MAPA, Mab)
Raeda- To smile (from Quenya)
Por- = To drown, choke (Quenya Quor-)
Pol- = To be able to (can, could)
Nathra- = To weave (Nathron is attested)
Def- = To strive
Tengia- = To reveal, to show
Carfa- = To speak
Cil- = To choose
Havant is not from Hav- but from Saf- 'to have (possess)'
Ham is from Sam- 'to think', it is an assumption to differentiate it from Hamp = He/she/it sat
Núf = Before (Changed into Sindarin from nóvo, Quenya.) I used to use ú-ab ('not after') but this is rather neater.
Salbin = Viola (Changed into Sindarin from Qenya, PE12)
Salf = Lyre (From Quenya)
Salbindel = Violins (From Qenya, PE12)
Gling = Music (I intend to go back and rewrite some of the parts where I changed 'music' to 'air/tune' and change them from 'lind' to 'gling' at some point).
Belegurth = Melkor. Obviously he's more commonly known as Morgoth Bauglir, but this is meant to be Doriathrin Sindarin, before the time that he was given that name.
Mînlû = Once (one time)
Imu = Same, identical (IMYA, IM) - it should become 'Im' but I detest homophones... assuming the YA becomes a W which would then turn into a U is perhaps a stretch, but meh.
Cemaid = Dual plural suffix on Cam (+ ad).
órui = Commonly (it's an alternative to Ilaurui which is reckoned as 'daily').
Rínas = Memory
mina = into, mi+na, to distinguish from 'in' (this proposed by David Salo)
Everything else is attested. Phonology changes come from scouring PE19, and what little information there is on Qenya in the Qenyaqetsa.
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