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Glorfindel’s cry to his horse

  ⸱   ⸱  
Noro lim, noro lim, Asfaloth!
Run swift, run swift, Asfaloth!

In The Lord the Rings, book I, chapter 12, the Elf Glorfindel shouts this order to his horse to prompt him to bear Frodo out of reach of the Ringwraiths. The meaning of the sentence has been confirmed at last in Parma Eldalamberon n° 17 p. 18, but had previously been inferred from the context and from other writings of Tolkien about his invented languages.

The text is transcribed in tengwar or “letters of Fëanor” according to the general use of the Third Age created by Tolkien. An instance of its application to Sindarin is found in the third manuscript of the King’s Letter, published in Sauron Defeated p. 131. We made use of Johan Winge’s typeface Tengwar Annatar.  Open this mode in Glaemscribe

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel. The Lord of the Rings. London: HarperCollins, 1999. 3 vol. ISBN 0-261-10235-1.
Parma Eldalamberon: The Book of Elven-tongues. Edited by Christopher Gilson. Cupertino (California): 1971-  . 🌍 Eldalamberon.

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