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The '''Language of Dale''' was the tongue spoken by the [[Men of Dale|Men of]] [[Dale]]. It was from this tongue that came the "outer" names of the [[Durin's Folk|Dwarves of Durin's Folk]], who used to keep their true, original [[Khuzdul]] names secret to other [[races]].<ref name=L144>{{L|144}}</ref><ref name=AppF2>{{App|F2}}</ref>
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The '''Language of Dale''' was the tongue spoken by the [[Men of Dale|Men of]] [[Dale]] and as a [[Northern Mannish|Northern language]], it was related to [[Rohirric]] and more distantly, to [[Westron]].  
  
 
The writing system used by the Men of Dale was an old and simple form of the [[Cirth]].<ref>{{App|E2}}</ref>
 
The writing system used by the Men of Dale was an old and simple form of the [[Cirth]].<ref>{{App|E2}}</ref>
  
It also told that it was a tradition in some Hobbit families (in particular those with ties to the [[Fallohides|Fallohide]] clan) to give first-names resembling the names of the Men of Dale (and other places near the ancient dwelling-places of the Hobbits, like [[Riddermark|the Mark]] and the [[Vales of Anduin|Vale of Anduin]]).<ref name=AppF2/>
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It was from this tongue that came the "outer" names of the [[Durin's Folk|Dwarves of Durin's Folk]], who used to keep their true, original [[Khuzdul]] names secret to other [[races]].<ref name=L144>{{L|144}}</ref><ref name=AppF2>{{App|F2}}</ref>
  
In [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s stories, the language of Dale was translated into [[North Germanic languages|Old Norse]], a language related to [[Old English]] and modern English as the tongue of Dale was related to [[Rohirric]] and [[Westron]].<ref name=AppF2/><ref name=L144/>
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It is also told that it was a tradition in some Hobbit families (in particular those with ties to the [[Fallohides|Fallohide]] clan) to give first-names resembling the names of the Men of Dale (and other places near the ancient dwelling-places of the Hobbits, like [[Riddermark|the Mark]] and the [[Vales of Anduin]]).<ref name=AppF2/>
 
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==Translation==
A suggested name for the language of Dale is '''Dalian'''.<ref>[[Andreas Moehn]], "[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html Etymologies of the Atani Languages]" (accessed 26 March 2011)</ref> Another "invented" name commonly used by [[Fandom|fans]] is '''Dalish'''.<ref>"[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/33106 Breelendish, a Welsh-style Conlang]" (message 33106; 12 March, 2006) at [[Elfling]] mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)</ref><ref>"[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/1075 Scandinavians in Middle-earth?]" (message 1075; 15 July 1999) at [[Elfling]] mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)</ref>
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In [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s stories, the language of Dale was rendered with [[North Germanic languages|Old Norse]], a language related to [[Old English]] and modern English as the tongue of Dale was related to [[Rohirric]] and [[Westron]].<ref name=AppF2/><ref name=L144/>
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==Name==
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A suggested name for the language of Dale is '''Dalian'''.<ref>[[Andreas Möhn|Andreas Moehn]], "[http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html Etymologies of the Atani Languages]" (accessed 26 March 2011)</ref> Another "invented" name commonly used by [[Fandom|fans]] is '''Dalish'''.<ref>"[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/33106 Breelendish, a Welsh-style Conlang]" (message 33106; 12 March, 2006) at [[Elfling]] mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)</ref><ref>"[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/1075 Scandinavians in Middle-earth?]" (message 1075; 15 July 1999) at [[Elfling]] mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:31, 19 April 2011

The Language of Dale was the tongue spoken by the Men of Dale and as a Northern language, it was related to Rohirric and more distantly, to Westron.

The writing system used by the Men of Dale was an old and simple form of the Cirth.[1]

It was from this tongue that came the "outer" names of the Dwarves of Durin's Folk, who used to keep their true, original Khuzdul names secret to other races.[2][3]

It is also told that it was a tradition in some Hobbit families (in particular those with ties to the Fallohide clan) to give first-names resembling the names of the Men of Dale (and other places near the ancient dwelling-places of the Hobbits, like the Mark and the Vales of Anduin).[3]

[edit] Translation

In Tolkien's stories, the language of Dale was rendered with Old Norse, a language related to Old English and modern English as the tongue of Dale was related to Rohirric and Westron.[3][2]

[edit] Name

A suggested name for the language of Dale is Dalian.[4] Another "invented" name commonly used by fans is Dalish.[5][6]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 144, (dated 25 April 1954)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  4. Andreas Moehn, "Etymologies of the Atani Languages" (accessed 26 March 2011)
  5. "Breelendish, a Welsh-style Conlang" (message 33106; 12 March, 2006) at Elfling mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)
  6. "Scandinavians in Middle-earth?" (message 1075; 15 July 1999) at Elfling mailing list (accessed 27 March 2011)