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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.

From Ardalambion:

"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's native Mannish tongue, he indeed asked her why she bothered, "since her own tongue was richer and more beautiful" (PM:369). . ."
Ardalambion, [1]

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).