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*[[Calenardhon]]
 
*[[Calenardhon]]
 
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==Etymology==
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''-ian(d)'' and ultimately ''-ien'' are reduced from ''-iand(a)'', ''-iend(e)''<ref>{{PE|17}} p.37</ref>, and said to be derived from [[PQ]] ''[[yandē]]'' "a wide region, or country".<ref>{{PE|17}} pp. 42-43</ref>.
  
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''-(i)on'' appears in later-formed names and is in origin distinct from the above. It is explained to be from root [[YAN]]A- and/or root YONO.<ref>{{PE|17}} p. 42</ref>
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
*''[[dôr]]''
 
*''[[dôr]]''
  

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-nd is a toponymical ending in Sindarin, an ending "commonly used in the names of regions or countries". Vowels could be attached to the ending, yielding the forms -and, -end, -ond. In names such as Rohan, the -d was dropped, due to its lack of pronunciation in speech.[1][2]

The form also appear as -ian(d), -iann, -ion, -ien.[3]

Examples

With a

With e

With o

Etymology

-ian(d) and ultimately -ien are reduced from -iand(a), -iend(e)[4], and said to be derived from PQ yandē "a wide region, or country".[5].

-(i)on appears in later-formed names and is in origin distinct from the above. It is explained to be from root YANA- and/or root YONO.[6]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 248
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 42-3, 115
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson) p.37
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson) pp. 42-43
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson) p. 42