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Aldudénië

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'''Aldudénië''' is a poem lamenting the death of the [[Two Trees]], composed by [[Elemmírë (Elf)|Elemmírë]] of the [[Vanyar]], soon after the event. It was famous to all the [[Eldar]], but never recorded.
 
'''Aldudénië''' is a poem lamenting the death of the [[Two Trees]], composed by [[Elemmírë (Elf)|Elemmírë]] of the [[Vanyar]], soon after the event. It was famous to all the [[Eldar]], but never recorded.
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==Etymology==
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''Aldudénie'' is said to mean "lament of the Two Trees" and contains ''[[alda|aldu]]'', the dual of ''[[alda]]'' "tree".
  
The name is problematic for the [[Tolkien]] linguists, because the intermedial "d" does not exist in [[Quenya]] (only the "ld" and "nd" are present). It might be some idiom of the [[Vanyarin]] dialect of Quenya.
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The other element *''dénie'' which obviously means "lament", is of problematic etymology since the intermedial "d" does not exist in [[Quenya]] (only the "ld" and "nd" are present). It might be some idiom of the [[Vanyarin]] dialect of Quenya.
  
 
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Aldudénië is a poem lamenting the death of the Two Trees, composed by Elemmírë of the Vanyar, soon after the event. It was famous to all the Eldar, but never recorded.

Etymology

Aldudénie is said to mean "lament of the Two Trees" and contains aldu, the dual of alda "tree".

The other element *dénie which obviously means "lament", is of problematic etymology since the intermedial "d" does not exist in Quenya (only the "ld" and "nd" are present). It might be some idiom of the Vanyarin dialect of Quenya.