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Nandorin

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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.
 
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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== Etymology ==
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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''. Here, we learn that Nandorin was also called ''Danian'' (from the leader [[Dan]]). As a branch of the Nandor turned westward, settling in Ossiriand, Nandorin was divided into ''West-Danian'' (also called ''Ossiriandrin'' or ''Ossiriandish'', and ''Laiquenderin'') and ''East-Danian''.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "Tengwesta Qenderinwa 2", in: [[Parma Eldalamberon 18]] ([[2009]]), page 78</ref>
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Revision as of 18:21, 11 December 2009

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.

Etymology

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. Here, we learn that Nandorin was also called Danian (from the leader Dan). As a branch of the Nandor turned westward, settling in Ossiriand, Nandorin was divided into West-Danian (also called Ossiriandrin or Ossiriandish, and Laiquenderin) and East-Danian.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Tengwesta Qenderinwa 2", in: Parma Eldalamberon 18 (2009), page 78