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The language of the [[Nandor]], those [[Telerin]] [[Elves]] who broke from the [[Great Journey]] east of the [[Misty Mountains]]. As [[Sindarin]] became the dominant [[Elvish]] tongue of [[Middle-earth]], Nandorin became little-spoken, and by the [[Third Age]], was represented mainly in old place-names and [[Silvan Elves|Silvan]] dialects developed under its influence.
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'''Nandorin''' was the language of the [[Nandor]], those [[Teleri|Telerin]] [[Elves]] who broke from the [[Great Journey]] east of the [[Misty Mountains]]. As [[Sindarin]] became the dominant [[Elvish]] tongue of [[Middle-earth]], Nandorin became little-spoken, and by the [[Third Age]], was represented mainly in old place-names and [[Silvan Elves|Silvan]] dialects developed under its influence.
  
== Etymology ==
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== Names ==
  
The most extensive posthumously published writing (so far) by J.R.R. Tolkien where he discusses the Nandorin tongue is found in the essay ''Tengwesta Qenderinwa'' (manuscript TQ 2, ca. [[1951]]-[[1952|52]]). Here, we learn that Nandorin was also called ''Danian'' (from the leader [[Dan]]). As a branch of the Nandor (the [[Green-elves]]) turned westward, settling in [[Ossiriand]], Nandorin was divided into ''West-Danian'' (also called ''Ossiriandrin'' or ''Ossiriandish'', and ''Laiquenderin'') and ''East-Danian''.<ref>{{PE|18}}, p. 78</ref>  
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The most extensive posthumously published writing (so far) by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] where he discusses the Nandorin tongue is found in the essay ''Tengwesta Qenderinwa'' (manuscript TQ 2, ca. [[1951]]-[[1952|52]]). Here, we learn that Nandorin was also called ''Danian'' (from the leader [[Lenwë|Dân]]). As a branch of the Nandor (the [[Green-elves]]) turned westward, settling in [[Ossiriand]], Nandorin was divided into ''West-Danian'' (also called ''Ossiriandrin'' or ''Ossiriandish'',<ref group="note">Tolkien also uses the form ''Ossiriandish'' in a manuscript associated with "''Words, Phrases and Passages in'' The Lord of the Rings" ([[Parma Eldalamberon 17|''Parma Eldalamberon'' 17]], p. 153)</ref> and ''Laiquenderin'') and ''East-Danian''.<ref>{{PE|18}}, p. 78</ref>  
  
In ''[[Lhammas|The Lhammas]]'' (ca. [[1937]]-[[1938|38]]), Tolkien used different names for these tongues. ''East Danian'' is called ''Leikvian'', and the tongue of those who settled in Ossiriand is called ''Ossiriandic'' or ''Ossiriandeb''.<ref>{{LR|Lhammas}}</ref>  
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In ''[[Lhammas|The Lhammas]]'' (ca. [[1937]]-[[1938|38]]), Tolkien used different names for these tongues. ''East Danian'' is called ''Leikvian'', and the tongue of those who settled in Ossiriand is called ''Ossiriandic'' or ''Ossiriandeb''.<ref>{{LR|Lhammas}}</ref>
  
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Nandorin was the language of the Nandor, those Telerin Elves who broke from the Great Journey east of the Misty Mountains. As Sindarin became the dominant Elvish tongue of Middle-earth, Nandorin became little-spoken, and by the Third Age, was represented mainly in old place-names and Silvan dialects developed under its influence.

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The most extensive posthumously published writing (so far) by Tolkien where he discusses the Nandorin tongue is found in the essay Tengwesta Qenderinwa (manuscript TQ 2, ca. 1951-52). Here, we learn that Nandorin was also called Danian (from the leader Dân). As a branch of the Nandor (the Green-elves) turned westward, settling in Ossiriand, Nandorin was divided into West-Danian (also called Ossiriandrin or Ossiriandish,[note 1] and Laiquenderin) and East-Danian.[1]

In The Lhammas (ca. 1937-38), Tolkien used different names for these tongues. East Danian is called Leikvian, and the tongue of those who settled in Ossiriand is called Ossiriandic or Ossiriandeb.[2]

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Notes

  1. Tolkien also uses the form Ossiriandish in a manuscript associated with "Words, Phrases and Passages in The Lord of the Rings" (Parma Eldalamberon 17, p. 153)

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Tengwesta Qenderinwa and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets Part 2", in Parma Eldalamberon XVIII (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 78
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, V. The Lhammas"