Eldar Language in Harlequin
The GW book (published by Boxtree) Harlequin contains many passages relating to the Eldar which would be of interest to Eldar players. Part of this is a couple of sentences which the Assassin Meh'lindi recites as part of her practice for imitating an Eldar.
Unsurprisingly these phrases have very little in common either with the published GW Eldar words or the language in this guide, however I have attempted to integrate them nevertheless. Study of the sentences indicates that they are not even self-consistent (e.g. [go] is used to mean both (a lie) and (we)), and anyway we were here first, so I feel no shame in championing our guide over theirs.
I have now been informed (by Eric Starr) that the so called Eldar in these books is in fact almost entirely Irish, its not even made up for the book! While I have made some corrections below in this light I think it gives me even more right to feel ever so slightly more superior in the Eldar Language game, since I at least made something up for them.
The 2 sentences are as follows :
Da gceilfi an fhirinne, b'fheidir go neosfai breag
if the truth were hidden, perhaps a lie would be told
Bih se chomh dorcha gur cheapamair go raibh an oiche tagtha
It was so dark that we thought night had come
These present obvious problems, especially since the number of words indicate that they use separate words for tenses such as [an] and [se], and probably also [neosfai]. However I have made the following guesses, altered where possible to match Eric Starr's Irish translations.
b'fheidir b'fheidir b'fhein Perhaps, maybe, possibly breaga breag brion Decieve, lie, misinform cheapmai cheapon cheapamair Plan, suppose, think chomh choma chom Very, extreme, totality dorchain dorcha dorch Invisible, dark, unseen fhirin fhir fhirinne Truth, honesty, perception gceilfi gcheil gceilan Concealment, evasion, hiding neosfai neosfi neosfail May become, may have been, could be oiche oiche oiche Come, arrive raibh raiph raibha Night, stillness, dreams tagtha tageth tag Down, fall, descend
An then or next Bih 'it was' equiv. to 'once upon a time' Da ifThe book also contained the following names:
Mile'ionahd Warrior of wonder, Warrior of surprise Urgebelach The Philosphy of the Webway B'fheidir Maybe and Perhaps Seachmall Illusion Seachran Delusion