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Iglishmêk

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Iglishmêk was a Dwarvish language of silent gesture-signs.[1][2]

Etymology

Magnus Åberg theorizes that the word is composed of *'igal *"language" (as in aglâb) and *shimak *"gesture".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 395
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998, p. 5
  3. Magnus Åberg, "An analysis of Dwarvish" , Forodrim.org (accessed 01 April 2012)

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