What is the translation of what's written below?
I think it may be the poem of the One Ring, but I'm not sure.
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This is followed by the tengwar script at the bottom of the page
which transliterates to:
of Westmarch by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; herein is set forth the history of the War of the Ring and the Return of the King as seen by the Hobbits
according to one user on the Tolkien forum.
I personally transliterated the Cirth using the guide in Appendix E in the Return of the King.
Using the table from Appendix E, I got the following rune numbers for the runes:
11, 55, 31, 50, 12, 9, 50, 4, 11, 55, 12, 39, 36(37), 35, 8, 12, 48, 22, 35, 31, 8, 9, 3, 12, 50, 6, 11, 55, 12, 46, 9, 2, 51, 18
dh, *, l, o, r, d, o, v, dh, *, r, i, n (ng*), s, t, r, a, n, s, l, t, d, f, r, o, m ,dh, *, r, e, d, b, ó, k
Which with some imagination and reading of the surrounding texts of Appendix E breaks up nicely into:
dh* lord ov dh* rins transltd from dh* red bók
dh is the hard
th sound in "the" (as opposed to the soft in "thin"), and the
v the hard
f in "of" (as opposed to say "flour", and finally the
ó is the long o in "book" (as opposed to the short in "stock"). With that we can see that it should say:
The Lord of the Rings translated from the Red Book