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'''Doriathrin''' or the language of [[Doriath]], was a form of [[Sindarin]] used during the [[First Age]] which preserved many archaic forms.
 
'''Doriathrin''' or the language of [[Doriath]], was a form of [[Sindarin]] used during the [[First Age]] which preserved many archaic forms.
  
From [[Ardalambion]]:
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One difference from Sindarin was the plural form.  Unlike Sindarin, the plural suffix is ''[[-in]]'', as in ''orthin'' the plural of ''[[orth]]'').
  
{{quote|All that is known of the language of Doriath is some eighty words found in the Etymologies in LR:347-400, plus one or two words from [[the Silmarillion]] chapter 21. Yet this was once the language spoken at the court of King [[Thingol]], who ruled [[Beleriand]] for four thousand years of the [[Sun]] and sired "the fairest of all the Children of Ilúvatar that was or shall ever be" (Silm. ch. 4). Doriathrin must have been the mothertongue of [[Lúthien Tinúviel]]. When she later learnt [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]]'s native Mannish tongue, he indeed asked her why she bothered, "since her own tongue was richer and more beautiful" (PM:369). . .|[http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/ Ardalambion], [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/doriath.htm]}}
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The state of Doriathrin, as a language or dialect, relating to Sindarin proper is not fully known. In the annals the names [[Dolmed]], [[Menegroth]], [[Mablung]], [[Nauglamîr]], [[Dagnir Glaurunga]] and [[Dior]] refer to names of the speech of Doriath. [[Daeron]] is proper Sindarin form of the Doriathrin name ''[[Dairon]]''.
  
One difference from Sindarin was the plural form.  Unlike Sindarin, the plural suffix is ''[[-in]]'', as in ''[[Dor Lómin]]'' (''[[lómin]]'' is the plural of ''[[lóm]]'').
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In general, Doriathrin seems not to have been derived from [[Old Sindarin]]. For example OS *''botto'' (from [[PQ]] *''mbottô'') brings proper Sindarin ''[[both]]''; but the same word in Doriathrin is ''[[moth]]'' so it can't be derived from *''botto''
  
 
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Revision as of 17:59, 26 August 2009

Doriathrin or the language of Doriath, was a form of Sindarin used during the First Age which preserved many archaic forms.

One difference from Sindarin was the plural form. Unlike Sindarin, the plural suffix is -in, as in orthin the plural of orth).

The state of Doriathrin, as a language or dialect, relating to Sindarin proper is not fully known. In the annals the names Dolmed, Menegroth, Mablung, Nauglamîr, Dagnir Glaurunga and Dior refer to names of the speech of Doriath. Daeron is proper Sindarin form of the Doriathrin name Dairon.

In general, Doriathrin seems not to have been derived from Old Sindarin. For example OS *botto (from PQ *mbottô) brings proper Sindarin both; but the same word in Doriathrin is moth so it can't be derived from *botto