OK. Last post for this sentence. anÃ¾Ärre is the attribute ‘leaning’. Ã±i jÄ«lkena cÄ“ jaÃ¾Ärre Årra therefore is ‘the letter c (became) leaned over’. The final phrase Ä“ jawÄÃ±Ã±erÄÃ±i jÄ«Ã¾i nÄ Ä« is ‘and many other mysteries also’. I blogged jawÄÃ±Ã±erÄÃ± back in March as part of a relay text where I defined it as ‘riddle’ or ‘paradox’. I would say that ‘mystery’ fits right in there.
temme Ä“ jaÃ¾Ä“Î»i ien jakÄ Änen ansÄorÄ«ki ien jaxÅ«na Änen anrÅ«Ä“li Ä« xiÄ“n jÄ“ jÄxÄ«sse jÄ«lke Ä« jÄo ja la sÅ«jatÄ Ä“ jÄo sÅ«jÅl ien jiÄ“xa Änen jasÄ“si Ä« jÅrrisi Ä“ jatatÄ“n ien Ã±i jÄ«lkena cÄ“ jaÃ¾Ärre Årra Ä“ jawÄÃ±Ã±erÄÃ±i jÄ«Ã¾i nÄ Ä«;
“He said to him the ideas: the doings of consonants; the pattern of vowels, and also concerning the writing line and that which is beneath it and that above it; the usefulness of dots and end-marks; and the reason the letter ‘c’ leaned over, and many other mysteries also.”
Compare this to Lord Dunsany’s sentence:
“He taught the use of consonants, the reason of vowels, the way of the downstrokes and the up; the time for capital letters, commas, and colons; and why the ‘j’ is dotted, with many another mystery.”
I’m pleased with it.