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In an older version of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s conception of the [[Languages]] of [[Middle-earth]] as expounded in the ''[[Lhammas]]'', '''Oromëan''' is the language phylum to which all [[Elvish]] languages, such as [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]], belong. It is there contrasted with [[Aulëan]], the language phylum of [[Khuzdul]], the language of the [[Dwarves]].
 
In an older version of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s conception of the [[Languages]] of [[Middle-earth]] as expounded in the ''[[Lhammas]]'', '''Oromëan''' is the language phylum to which all [[Elvish]] languages, such as [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]], belong. It is there contrasted with [[Aulëan]], the language phylum of [[Khuzdul]], the language of the [[Dwarves]].
  

Revision as of 19:41, 29 November 2008

"there are Tolkien's latest thoughts, his best thoughts, and his published thoughts and these are not necessarily the same." — Tolkien's Legendarium
This article is non-canon.

In an older version of J.R.R. Tolkien's conception of the Languages of Middle-earth as expounded in the Lhammas, Oromëan is the language phylum to which all Elvish languages, such as Quenya and Sindarin, belong. It is there contrasted with Aulëan, the language phylum of Khuzdul, the language of the Dwarves.

The Oromëan languages are so named because their ancestral language supposedly derives from the speech of Oromë, the Vala of the Forest, who was the first of the Valar to meet the Elves at Cuiviénen in Middle-earth.

This concept was later dropped.