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'''Gothic''' is the oldest known Germanic language, which is now extinct and left no descendants.
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'''Gothic''' was the language of the Goths; the oldest known Germanic language, it is now extinct and left no descendants.
  
It is the first language that [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] studied for his own pleasure, and it may have given an impulsion in the first development of [[Qenya]]. Some names from [[Rhovanion]] in the [[Third Age]] like ''[[Vidumavi]]'' or ''[[Vidugavia]]'' are of Gothic origin.
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Gothic was the first language that [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] studied for his own pleasure, and it may have given an impulsion in the first development of [[Qenya]].  
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In ''[[Lord of the Rings]]'', Tolkien used Gothic to represent the [[Mannish]] languages of [[Rhovaniion]] in the [[Third Age]]; names like ''[[Vidumavi]]'' or ''[[Vidugavia]]'' are of Gothic etymology.
 
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Revision as of 21:23, 30 January 2009

Gothic was the language of the Goths; the oldest known Germanic language, it is now extinct and left no descendants.

Gothic was the first language that J.R.R. Tolkien studied for his own pleasure, and it may have given an impulsion in the first development of Qenya.

In Lord of the Rings, Tolkien used Gothic to represent the Mannish languages of Rhovaniion in the Third Age; names like Vidumavi or Vidugavia are of Gothic etymology.