Letter 283a

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 283a
RecipientDick Plotz
Date12 January 1966
Subject(s)Quenya translation

Letter 283a is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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The correct translation of 'May the Silmarilli ever light on your path' is Nai silmarilli oie siluvar tielyanna, though this phrase would never be said because the light of only one Silmaril is still visible.