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Project DetailsEdit

The Lament of the Kaldorei is a project by User:Llouise to recreate the Lament of the Highborne in the original context and language of the Night Elves, inspired by the probable history and origin of the song.

The Lament of the HighbourneEdit

Anar'alah, Anar'alah belore
Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah
Shindu Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah belore
Shindu Sin'dorei
Shindu fallah na
Sin'dorei
Anar'alah belore
Belore

TranslationEdit

By the light, by the light of the sun
Children of the blood
Our enemies are breaking through
Children of the blood
By the light
Failing children of the blood
They are breaking through
Children of the blood
By the light
Failing children of the blood
They are breaking through
Children of the blood
By the light of the sun
The sun

HistoryEdit

From WoWwiki:

Originally thought to be a lament to the Fall of Quel'Thalas, or possibly the Troll Wars, Lament of the Highborne is a tribute to both these events and more. The original song may have actually been in Darnassian, but given the similarities between it and Thalassian, this is probably a moot point. The original version is a kaldorei song, lamenting the losses of the War of the Ancients, a tribute to the members of the Kaldorei Resistance who fought against, and died by the claws of, the Burning Legion. Some 2,800 years ago, the words were altered (though the melody remained the same) to reflect the similar losses and courage found in the Troll Wars. The song (possibly modified slightly) rose to popularity in recent years, after the Fall of Quel'Thalas, again to honor the fallen of Quel'Thalas and those who persevered. Hence, the song is a dirge, not for just the high elves, but for all elves; kaldorei, quel'dorei, and sin'dorei alike.

The Lament of the KaldoreiEdit

Darnassian   English
Dora quel, dora quel'falore,

Elune adore

Shindo isilar'na

Elune adore

anu'dora talah.

Xaxas Quel'dorei,

Shindo rifa'na.

Elune adore

anu'dora talah.

Xaxas Quel'dorei

Shindo rifa'na.

Elune adore

Shorel aran

Shorel dorei.

  Our high sisters

Elune watches

Our enemies are breaking through

Elune watches

For our survival

Highborne's cataclysm

Defilers breaking through

Elune watches

For our survival

Highborne's cataclysm

Defilers breaking through

Elune watches

Remember our towns (a farewell)

Remember our people (a farewell)

NotesEdit

Elune Adore could well translate to Elune Watches or Elune protects us. My translations of "Shorel Aran" to 'remember our towns' is through the links with the word 'aran' meaning town/city, and the farewell given by NPCs. The word Xaxas means catacylsm and also refers to Deathwing, which is a perfect word for our lament that would be sung for the Sundering.

UseageEdit

Although the ideas are mine, if your elf character is old enough to have been around when this song was first sung, please steal it for RP useage in game.

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