March 8, 2007


Men­tioned on the blog when I first rebuilt it, Eldalam­bë still exists in a frac­tured state with only two entries and ter­ri­ble CSS in a neglect­ed direc­to­ry named, pre­dictably, eldalambe. I had anoth­er look at it today after LOTR was men­tioned at lunch time, and I’m more hor­ri­fied than ever.

I was a bit bored and decid­ed to trans­late the slight­ly-bodgy Quenya back into Eng­lish. A hour or so lat­er and I’ve got a cou­ple of con­fus­ing strings, such as “this (place?) are now (fin­ished?) and (I am glad?) (I to show?)”. Not par­tic­u­lar­ly good. Shows what hap­pens when you’re refer­ring to a wordlist based on an unfin­ished language.

At one point I was con­sid­er­ing remak­ing the site, but I don’t think I’ll both­er. My fetish with reading/writing/speaking Quenya has long since died, and I’m con­tent using the charset for translit­er­at­ed English.

posted by Andrew