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'''Avarin''' is a term used to refer to the combined languages of the [[Avari]].
 
'''Avarin''' is a term used to refer to the combined languages of the [[Avari]].
  

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Avarin is a term used to refer to the combined languages of the Avari.

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[edit] Structure

There were at least six different languages, or dialects, in the Avarin group.[1] The various dialects did not have a common development,[2] although all descended from Primitive Quendian.[1]

Three larger divisions of Avarin are recorded: West Avarin, North Avarin and East Avarin. The West Avarin group was nearest to the Eldarin languages of the west; North Avarin was very peculiar, with no initial consonant groups. Not much is known of East Avarin.[2]

[edit] Other versions

The Avarin were called Lemberin tongues which originally intended to have a resemblance in sound to Goidelic, Baltic, and Finnic languages.[3]

[edit] Wordlist

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 18-28
  3. David Salo's post in Elfling