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חַד גַּדְיָא |   | מִן יַקִינְקֶי | Min Yacincë — a Judeo-Quenya translation of Ḥad Gadya by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

https://opensiddur.org/?p=43875 חַד גַּדְיָא |   | מִן יַקִינְקֶי | Min Yacincë — a Judeo-Quenya translation of Ḥad Gadya by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer 2022-04-13 01:43:50 Ḥad Gadya has a place in Seder tables throughout Arda, and in many communities it was read in translation. This translation into Quenya is necessary for any good Lothlórien sedarim. But to be serious, Quenya was one of several languages developed by J.R.R. Tolkien. It serves as the sacred ancestral language of the Noldorin elves in the Middle-Earth legendarium. The editor here has developed this adaptation of the well-known seder table-song Ḥad Gadya into Quenya, as well as a home-brewed transcription system into Hebrew script included here (<a href="https://opensiddur.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Judeo-Quenya-hebraization-schema-Isaac-Gantwerk-Mayer-2022.pdf">PDF</a> | <a href="https://opensiddur.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Judeo-Quenya-hebraization-schema-Isaac-Gantwerk-Mayer-2022.odt">ODT</a>). This translation uses several fan-made terms, such as cuimacir for "butcher" and luhtya- for "extinguish", as well as one original neologism, yacincë for "kid-goat." Text the Open Siddur Project Isaac Gantwerk Mayer Isaac Gantwerk Mayer https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Isaac Gantwerk Mayer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Nirtsah 53rd century A.M. 24th century C.E. חד גדיא Ḥad Gadya constructed languages Quenya translation High-Elven Middle-Earth זמירות zemirot Aramaic פיוטים piyyutim predation salvation 16th century C.E.
Ḥad Gadya has a place in Seder tables throughout Arda, and in many communities it was read in translation. This translation into Quenya is necessary for any good Lothlórien sedarim.

But to be serious, Quenya was one of several languages developed by J.R.R. Tolkien. It serves as the sacred ancestral language of the Noldorin elves in the Middle-Earth legendarium. The editor here has developed this adaptation of the well-known seder table-song Ḥad Gadya into Quenya, as well as a home-brewed transcription system into Hebrew script included here (PDF | ODT). This translation uses several fan-made terms, such as cuimacir for “butcher” and luhtya– for “extinguish”, as well as one original neologism, yacincë for “kid-goat.”

The editor is not an expert in Tolkien’s languages, so if there are any grammatical errors, feel free to leave a comment! (Thanks to the experts at elfdict for their help!)


Source (Aramaic) Translation (Judeo-Quenya) Translation (Judeo-Quenya Romanized) Translation (Judeo-Quenya Hebraized) Translation (English)
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
 ⸱  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
Min yacincë, min yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
One little goat, one little goat,
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא שֻׁנְרָא
וְאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   
   ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i miuë
Ar mantes i yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִימִיֻאֶי
אַרְמַנְטֶס אִייַקִנְקֶי
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
A cat came
and ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא כַּלְבָּא
וְנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   
   ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i roa
Ar nances i miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִירוֹאַה
אַרְנַנְקֶס אִימִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
A dog came
and bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא חֻטְרָא
וְהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i olba
Ar palampës i roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִיאוֹלְבַּה
אַרְפַּלַמְפֶּס אִירוֹאַה
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
A stick came
and hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא נוּרָא
וְשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i ruinë
Ar urtanes i olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִירֻאִנֶי
אַרְאֻרְטַנֶס אִיאוֹלְבַּה
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
A fire came
and burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא מַיָּא
וְכָבָה לְנוּרָא,
דְּשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   ⸱
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i nén,
Ar luyuntes i ruine,
I urtanë olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִינֵין
אַרְלֻיֻנְטֶס אִירֻאִנֶי,
אִי־אֻרְטַנֶי אוֹלְבַּה,
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
Water came
and put out the fire
that burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא תּוֹרָא
וְשָׁתָא לְמַיָּא,
דְּכָבָה לְנוּרָא,
דְּשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   ⸱
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i mundo,
Ar yúles i nén,
I luyuntë ruinë,
I urtanë olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִימֻנְדוֹ,
אַרְיוּלֶס אִינֵין,
אִי־לֻיֻנְטֶי רֻאִנֶי,
אִי־אֻרְטַנֶי אוֹלְבַּה,
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
An ox came
and drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא הַשּׁוֹחֵט
וְשָׁחַט לְתוֹרָא,
דְּשָׁתָא לְמַיָּא,
דְּכָבָה לְנוּרָא,
דְּשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   ⸱
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i cuimacir,
Ar nacantes i mundo,
I yúlë nén,
I luyuntë ruinë,
I urtanë olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִיקֻאִמַקִר,
אַרְנַקַנְטֶס אִימֻנְדוֹ,
אִי־יוּלֶי נֵין,
אִי־לֻיֻנְטֶי רֻאִנֶי,
אִי־אֻרְטַנֶי אוֹלְבַּה,
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
A butcher came
and slaughtered the ox
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא מַלְאַךְ־הַמָּ֫וֶת
וְשָׁחַט לְשׁוֹחֵט,
דְּשָׁחַט לְתוֹרָא,
דְּשָׁתָא לְמַיָּא,
דְּכָבָה לְנוּרָא,
דְּשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
    
   ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë i máiya fíriéno
Ar nacantes i cuimacir,
I nacantë mundo,
I yúlë nén,
I luyuntë ruinë,
I urtanë olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אִי מַיַה פִֿרְיֵינוּ
אַרְנַקַנְטֶס אִיקֻאִמַקִר,
אִי־נַקַנְטֶי מֻנְדוֹ,
אִי־יוּלֶי נֵין,
אִי־לֻיֻנְטֶי רֻאִנֶי,
אִי־אֻרְטַנֶי אוֹלְבַּה,
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
The Angel of Death came
and slaughtered the shoḥet
who slaughtered the ox
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.
וְאָתָא הַקָּדוֹשׁ־בָּרוּךְ־הוּא
וְשָׁחַט לְמַלְאַךְ־הַמָּ֫וֶת
וְשָׁחַט לְשׁוֹחֵט,
דְּשָׁחַט לְתוֹרָא,
דְּשָׁתָא לְמַיָּא,
דְּכָבָה לְנוּרָא,
דְּשָׂרַף לְחֻטְרָא,
דְּהִכָּה לְכַלְבָּא,
דְּנָשַׁךְ לְשֻׁנְרָא,
דְּאָכְלָה לְגַדְיָא,
דְּזַבִּן אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי,
חַד גַּדְיָא, חַד גַּדְיָא.
   ⸱
    ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
  ⸱
   ⸱
 ⸱  :
San túlë Eru Ilúvatar,
Ar nacantes i máiya fíriéno,
I nacantë cuimacir,
I nacantë mundo,
I yúlë nén,
I luyuntë ruinë,
I urtanë olba,
I palampë roa,
I nancë miuë,
I mantë yacincë,
I atya homancanë castanten,
Min yacincë, min yacincë.
סַן טוּלֶי אֶרֻא אִלוּבַֿטַר,
אַרְנַקַנְטֶס אִימַייַה פִֿרְיֵינוּ
אִי־נַקַנְטֶי קֻאִמַקִר,
אִי־נַקַנְטֶי מֻנְדוֹ,
אִי־יוּלֶי נֵין,
אִי־לֻיֻנְטֶי רֻאִנֶי,
אִי־אֻרְטַנֶי אוֹלְבַּה,
אִי־פַּלַמְפֶּי רוֹאַה,
אִי־נַנְקֶי מִיֻאֶי,
אִי־מַנְטֶי יַקִנְקֶי,
אִי־אַטְיַה הוֹמַנְקַנֶי קַסְטַנְטֶן,
מִן יַקִנְקֶי, מִן יַקִנְקֶי׃
Then the blessed Holy One came
and slaughtered the Angel of Death
who slaughtered the shoḥet
who slaughtered the ox
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that hit the dog
that bit the cat
that ate the goat
that my father bought for two zuzim.
One little goat, one little goat.

Just a brief note on the digital font employed here to render legible text in the Elvish Tengwar script through which Quenya is read. Almost all fonts used on the Open Siddur Project are internally addressed according to the Unicode standard. In keeping to this standard, we ensure that the text displayed is preserved as digital text in a form that will remain legible in the future. Unfortunately, at the time of our publication, Tengwar remains unaddressed in Unicode. So, in order to supply a legible text in an Elvish script, we are using Ben Talagan’s Glaemscribe fonts. We will adapt this post to use a Unicode standard once the Tengwar glyphs are formally added and a Unicode font becomes available. (Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you learn of such an advance before we do.) –Aharon Varady

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Music Notation(s)

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Transliteration Schema

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