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Posted: Wed 12 Oct , 2011 2:31 pm
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Well, that's the right answer, and I typed in the exact quote from the book. Strange.


Anyway, your go ED.

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Posted: Fri 14 Oct , 2011 6:12 am
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OK, I hope this isn't too obscure, but I think you'll get it. It kept most of its significant bits, though it's mixed them rather badly.
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I have my Lord, I will now pass to the more dangerous, the fate of Gondor came back to their other tasks, you must call before the time.

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Posted: Thu 28 Aug , 2014 8:20 pm
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Bump!

Can anyone figure out ED's quote?

(for those who don't remember this game, you run a Tolkien quote through translationparty.com and others try to guess the quote. For example, "Begone foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace." becomes "Leaving a major foul dwimmerlaik carrion! Peace and dead leaves.")

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Posted: Thu 30 Jul , 2015 12:42 am
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*rebump!*

Anyone remember this game?

So I ran a Tolkien quote through the translation party, and it gave me back this:
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Runic songs: O! snow skiing is hot!
Can anyone figure out what it is? (betcha won't!)

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Posted: Thu 30 Jul , 2015 1:21 am
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That sounds more like Thor than like Thorin.

Um. As a wild guess, is Tom Bombadil involved?

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Hint: they haven't met Tom Bombadil yet.

Now, that narrows it down quite a bit...

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Huh. I thought maybe it was from the Elbereth Gilthoniel song, but I can't think of any part of it that fits.

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I used to love this game!

Gildor's paen to Elbereth was my immediate thought, too.

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Posted: Thu 30 Jul , 2015 7:57 am
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The Bath Song at Crickhollow?

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You got it!

"A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water hot is a noble thing!"

I'm mystified how "loon" became "rune"...

Anyway - your turn!

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Belie the apparently pierced open wizardry song cry betrayal.

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Anybody?

Usually for this game the trick is not to look at the overall meaning, but to look for key words.

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Yep. That would work for this one too!

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Well, I thought the last one would have SOMETHING to do with snow.

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Could this be "He chanted a song of wizardry, Of piercing, opening, of treachery"?

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Yep! Your go!

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I tried "Well, I'm back" and it came back exactly the same.

So here's my second choice:
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Cursed to no avail, now die!

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You got it!

Your turn now...

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So the game migrated to HoF...

Turns out the translation party has a venerable history.
How a Portuguese-to-English Phrasebook Became a Cult Comedy Sensation
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It is presumed that Carolino wrote the book through the aid of a Portuguese-to-French dictionary and a French-to-English dictionary, using the former for an initial translation of a word or phrase from Portuguese, and the latter to convert it from French into English. The result, of course, is a mishmash of cloudy gibberish.

For instance, the second chapter is titled “Familiar Phrases,” and features sentences intended to help the weary Portuguese traveler in everyday conversation. These phrases include classics like “He has spit in my coat”; “take that boy and whip him to much”; and the oft-used “these apricots and these peaches make me and to come water in mouth.”

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