Jibber Jabber: J.R.R. Tolkein Recites A Poem In Elvish

September 12, 2012


This is an audio recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reciting his poem Namárië in the Elvish language he created. I dunno, I thought he kind of sounds like a leprechaun. Which, for the record, do exist, but don't hide pots of gold. They do steal children in the middle of the night though -- that part's true.

Hit the jump for the video, then let's all run around in the woods throwing pine cones and hitting each other with sticks.

Thanks to McMan, who claims he created his own language but it sounds suspiciously like he's just burping.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Longest :47 seconds of my life!

  • Jason Lambert

    Why don't you spell his name properly in the title of the article? Kind of rude isn't it?

  • afbach


    “Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long years numberless as the
    wings of trees! The long years have passed like swift draughts of the
    sweet mead in lofty halls beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of
    Varda wherein the stars tremble in the song of her voice, holy and
    queenly. Who now shall refill the cup for me? For now the Kindler,
    Varda, the Queen of the Stars, from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her
    hands like clouds, and all paths are drowned deep in shadow; and out of a
    grey country darkness lies on the foaming waves between us, and mist
    covers the jewels of Calacirya for ever. Now lost, lost to those from
    the East is Valimar! Farewell! Maybe thou shalt find Valimar! Maybe even
    thou shalt find it! Farewell!”

  • felipepalha

    That's Namarië, the poem Galadriel sings to the Fellowship. I used to have that in my iTunes... LOL

  • Dvorak Hamplingtonshire

    00.15 for "oh mario a retard"

  • SpitspatPerverb47
  • n_a_a_s

    if you play it backwards you can hear the devil asking for cookies

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    ...asking for lembas

  • Guest

    This was pretty impressive, I would like to get the English translation of this.
    I too have a poem of my own: "Klaatu verata nicto, requestu o' skeleta danco"
    -- Hopefully this will make the army of the dead will perform the skeleton dance.

  • Or atleast break out in the Thriller dance.

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