Hey all! My name is Shannon and I am not forum-savvy so feel free to point me to a different location or yell at me about posting here.
I'm just looking for a little help with a Tolkien translation for a quote! I have no idea where to look, and I've searched the corners of the internet for a LOTR linguist who could draw me up a short phrase -
I am about to get a tattoo of the doors of Durin or gates of Moria directly as it is drawn in the novel, in place of the text that reads:
"The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter. I, Narvi, made them. Celebrimbor of Hollin drew these signs."
I would like to replace that with the following:
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
I know - seems irrelevant. But the doors of durin are one of my favorite illustrations and the quote is the msot impactful, for me, in the entire novels.
I need advice on the appropriate language, what is the language used in the original illustration? What are the symbols? Can you tell me where I can have a translation made for me?
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