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2022-06-11 7:01:15 AM  
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2022-06-11 7:43:52 AM  
transciption: Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul
 
2022-06-11 7:51:52 AM  
"it's a form of elvish, but I can't read it"
"there are few who can "
 
2022-06-11 8:24:51 AM  
I don't understand ehat this object is
 
2022-06-11 8:35:27 AM  
Nearest volcano is in Iceland....go!
 
2022-06-11 10:07:04 AM  

plecos: Nearest volcano is in Iceland....go!


Just get the eagles to take it there. Easy peasy.
 
2022-06-11 10:14:04 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: plecos: Nearest volcano is in Iceland....go!

Just get the eagles to take it there. Easy peasy.


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Would like a little more information
 
2022-06-11 10:15:32 AM  
It reads:

This ring, no other, is made by the Elves 
Who'd pawn their own mother to get it themselves.
 
2022-06-11 10:21:49 AM  
ÆRKRIUFLTKRIURIÞONGLÆSTÆPONTOL is my safe word.
 
2022-06-11 10:25:49 AM  

sxacho: ÆRKRIUFLTKRIURIÞONGLÆSTÆPONTOL is my safe word.


And then you have to spell it?
 
2022-06-11 10:34:44 AM  

wearsmanyhats: sxacho: ÆRKRIUFLTKRIURIÞONGLÆSTÆPONTOL is my safe word.

And then you have to spell it?


I usually spill it by that point.
 
2022-06-11 10:59:11 AM  
The inscription's not meaningless. You just need the secret decoder ring, sold separately.

B-E S-U-R-E T-O Q-U-A-F-F T-H-I-N-E O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E
 
2022-06-11 11:12:28 AM  
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/ in 500 years, the robot AI anthropologists will be coming up with theories on why the Middle Anglo Saxons marked the insides of their rings with Arabic numerals
 
2022-06-11 12:31:11 PM  
Another gold ring with an almost identical inscription, found at Bramham Moor, Yorkshire, appears to be that now in the Museum of Copehagen (Worsaae, 'Nordiske Oldsager', fig. 442, p. 105).

One Two rings to rule them all.

/Five is right out.
 
2022-06-11 1:32:47 PM  

HighZoolander: Another gold ring with an almost identical inscription, found at Bramham Moor, Yorkshire, appears to be that now in the Museum of Copehagen (Worsaae, 'Nordiske Oldsager', fig. 442, p. 105).

One Two rings to rule them all.

/Five is right out.


After 3rd ring bananaphone happens
 
2022-06-11 1:35:29 PM  

Manfred J. Hattan: plecos: Nearest volcano is in Iceland....go!

Just get the eagles to take it there. Easy peasy.


Can't because reasons.
 
2022-06-11 1:37:00 PM  

plecos: Manfred J. Hattan: plecos: Nearest volcano is in Iceland....go!

Just get the eagles to take it there. Easy peasy.

Can't because reasons.


Tolkien explains why the Fellowship didn't fly the Eagles to Mordor
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2022-06-11 3:40:07 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: The inscription's not meaningless. You just need the secret decoder ring, sold separately.

B-E S-U-R-E T-O Q-U-A-F-F T-H-I-N-E O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E


"It's a dumb joke, sir. But it checks out if you like that sort of thing."
"Very well. Click funny and await the sadness that will engulf you."
 
2022-06-11 4:17:07 PM  
This is the "Kingmoor ring" and its inscription has been called magical gibberish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_runic_rings#Interpretation_of_the_%C3%A6rkriu_charm
The sequence ærkriu found on both the Kingmoor and Bramham Moor Rings is interpreted as a spell for staunching blood, based on comparison with a charm containing the sequence ærcrio found in Bald's Leechbook (i.vii, fol. 20v). For this reason, the entire inscription is likely a protective or healing charm or spell with the ring serving as an amulet.[1][5]
The charm in Leechbook is also found in Bodley MS:

The Leech book has the instruction: "to stop blood, poke into the ear with a whole ear of barley, in such a way that he [the patient] be unaware of it. Some write this:", followed by "either for horse or men, a blood-stauncher".
While the charm is "magical gibberish", there are a number of elements that can clearly be identified as Irish: struth fola corresponds to Old Irish sruth fola "stream of blood". Arȝrenn, ær grim, etc. may be for ær greann "for irritation". Other parts sound clearly Anglo-Saxon such as onnhel, on hæl for unhæl "unhealthy". The .lll. has been taken as a corruption of the ogham letter ᚃ (w) "alder", the ffil. crondi. ƿ. following it as the gloss fil crand .i. ƿ[eorn] "it is a tree, i.e. 'alder'" In the interpretation of Meroney (1945), the original text gave a list of ingredients for staunching blood, alder (ƿeorn), curds (ȝroth), etc., with a gloss explaining one of them having slipped into the text. Cron aer crio is taken as Irish for "prohibition against bleeding", ær leno as "against afflictions" (Old Irish ar léunu).[8]
 
2022-06-11 4:55:33 PM  
I don't understand why you people are so in to these things.
 
2022-06-11 4:59:39 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I don't understand why you people are so in to these things.


Nickname checks out
 
2022-06-11 5:00:47 PM  
Translation outer: WHO IS THE OWNER OF THIS COCK RING?
Translation inner: YOU
 
2022-06-11 5:02:50 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I don't understand why you people are so in to these things.


Such things are precious to us, often as birthday presents.
 
2022-06-11 5:57:28 PM  
Nieblung?
 
2022-06-11 5:57:50 PM  
Fingering. Hehehehehehehe.....
 
2022-06-11 9:57:12 PM  
"As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.
 
2022-06-11 10:40:07 PM  

BarryJV: "As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.


Seeing how we have a good grasp of Norse and Gaelic, and any other language it could be, and we know how to read the runes, then yes.
 
2022-06-11 10:48:52 PM  

Mail Order American Husband: BarryJV: "As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.

Seeing how we have a good grasp of Norse and Gaelic, and any other language it could be, and we know how to read the runes, then yes.


Or it's enciphered
 
2022-06-12 12:27:14 AM  

wearsmanyhats: Mail Order American Husband: BarryJV: "As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.

Seeing how we have a good grasp of Norse and Gaelic, and any other language it could be, and we know how to read the runes, then yes.

Or it's enciphered


Or it's like a Hanzi tattoo.
 
2022-06-12 11:30:59 AM  

Mail Order American Husband: BarryJV: "As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.

Seeing how we have a good grasp of Norse and Gaelic, and any other language it could be, and we know how to read the runes, then yes.


Do we know Pictish Gaelic, as expressed in runes?
 
2022-06-12 3:23:28 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: It reads:

This ring, no other, is made by the Elves 
Who'd pawn their own mother to get it themselves.


Very Few will get that reference, but I did. Thank you.
 
2022-06-12 7:04:34 PM  
wearsmanyhats:
Mail Order American Husband:
BarryJV: "As it cannot be interpreted it must be assumed that the inscription is meaningless and of magical import."

Yes, that's the only possible reason that you can't translate it.

Seeing how we have a good grasp of Norse and Gaelic, and any other language it could be, and we know how to read the runes, then yes.

Or it's enciphered


Maybe it is the cypher. Commanders in the field carry one as a ring to allow decoding of received messages.

Or maybe it's exactly what they said it was, I just don't like the casual dismissal of other possibilities.
 
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