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Goldogrin also called I-Lam na-Ngoldathon "The language of the Noldoli" or Gnomish was the language of the Gnomes spoken in the Great Lands.

This language was the first incarnation of the Celtic-like Elvish language invented by Tolkien during the first drafts of his Legendarium during 1917 and later. The language would evolve into the language known as Noldorin around 1930 and finally envisioned as the language of the Sindar.

Goldogrin is notable for being one of the very few languages by Tolkien about which he proceeded into assembling a definite lexicon and grammar notes (published in Parma Eldalamberon 11).

Despite the revisions, Sindarin shows some continuity with Goldogrin, keeping the Celticish phonology, some common grammar elements (like the -in plural ending) and common vocabulary (eg. lam "language", mab "hand", gloss "white").

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