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Gondor Sindarin

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Sindarin was spoken by the nobility of Gondor, but many names were used in everyday speech, pronounced in their own way.
 
Sindarin was spoken by the nobility of Gondor, but many names were used in everyday speech, pronounced in their own way.
  
Since [[Westron]] did not possess the sound ''ch'' frequent in Sindarin, Gondorians pronounced it as light ''h'', as in the case of ''[[Rohan]](d)'', a word which an Elf would pronounce properly as ''Rochan(d)''.
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Since [[Westron]] did not possess the sound ''ch'' frequent in Sindarin, Gondorians pronounced it as light ''h'', as in the case of ''[[Rohan]](d)'', a word which an Elf would pronounce properly as ''Rochan(d)''.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', "[[Cirion and Eorl]]", note 49</ref>
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It is notable also that Gondorians did not pronounce the Sindarin vowel ''y'' properly, but understood it as a simple ''i'' instead''<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[The Lord of the Rings]] ''[[The Return of the King]]'', [[Appendix E]]</ref>.

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Sindarin as spoken in Gondor was a dialect of the Elven language spoken by the Dúnedain of the south.

Sindarin was spoken by the nobility of Gondor, but many names were used in everyday speech, pronounced in their own way.

Since Westron did not possess the sound ch frequent in Sindarin, Gondorians pronounced it as light h, as in the case of Rohan(d), a word which an Elf would pronounce properly as Rochan(d).[1]

It is notable also that Gondorians did not pronounce the Sindarin vowel y properly, but understood it as a simple i instead[2].


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