alwendil:

Just a short one I had to jot out after reading fieldofheathers' post about the ban on Quenya: x

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They only call each other ‘Fingon’ and ‘Maedhros’ in public. It never feels right… alien names, an alien language adopted by convenience and then coercion. Maedhros picks it up quickly, but he never likes it. Likes it even less when he doesn’t have the choice anymore. But there’s nothing he can do about it. Fingon is the one who truly mourns it.

'I hate calling you that. And I hate hearing you call me that. I hate having to translate everything you say in my head…’

'I'm sorry…'

'It's just… ' he squeezes his friend's hand tightly. '… I shouldn't have to work to understand you. I miss how easy it was. I miss you.’ 

It makes sense, in some ways… they’re not quite the same people they were in Valinor all those years ago. Nothing else should be the same either.

But in private, they speak Quenya to each other. The language they learned from their mothers, that they sang in in times of happiness, the language they spoke when they first met… and they call each other by the names that they had from their parents, and from each other.

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pornomir:

Middle Earth Meme: 2 3 VILLAINS3) Sauron

Among those of [Melkor’s] servants that have names the greatest was that spirit whom the Eldar called Sauron, or Gorthaur the Cruel. In his beginning he was of the Maiar of Aulë, and he remained mighty in the lore of that people. In all the deeds of Melkor the Morgoth upon Arda, in his vast works and in the deceits of his cunning, Sauron had a part, and was only less evil than his master in that for long he served another and not himself. But in after years he rose like a shadow of Morgoth and a ghost of his malice, and walked behind him on the same ruinous path down into the Void
- Of the Enemies, The Valaquenta

pornomir:

Middle Earth Meme: 2 3 VILLAINS
3) Sauron

Among those of [Melkor’s] servants that have names the greatest was that spirit whom the Eldar called Sauron, or Gorthaur the Cruel. In his beginning he was of the Maiar of Aulë, and he remained mighty in the lore of that people. In all the deeds of Melkor the Morgoth upon Arda, in his vast works and in the deceits of his cunning, Sauron had a part, and was only less evil than his master in that for long he served another and not himself. But in after years he rose like a shadow of Morgoth and a ghost of his malice, and walked behind him on the same ruinous path down into the Void

- Of the Enemies, The Valaquenta