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It is also called '''''Lindalambe''''' or '''''Lindárin'''''.
 
It is also called '''''Lindalambe''''' or '''''Lindárin'''''.
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
The language of the Falmari descended from [[Common Telerin]], an ancient dialect of the [[Common Eldarin]] spoken during the [[Great March]]. From the viewpoint of the speakers of [[Quenya]] (who considered their language the main direct descendant of Common Eldarin), they considered Telerin (a direct descendant of Common Telerin) a "dialect of Quenya". Telerin was therefore considered a closely related language still largely intelligible.<ref>{{WJ|Quendi}}</ref>  
 
The language of the Falmari descended from [[Common Telerin]], an ancient dialect of the [[Common Eldarin]] spoken during the [[Great March]]. From the viewpoint of the speakers of [[Quenya]] (who considered their language the main direct descendant of Common Eldarin), they considered Telerin (a direct descendant of Common Telerin) a "dialect of Quenya". Telerin was therefore considered a closely related language still largely intelligible.<ref>{{WJ|Quendi}}</ref>  
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The coexistence with the Teleri made the Noldor want to differientate themselves from the [[Vanyarin|speech of the Vanyar]]. For example the Vanyar pronounced /f/ very soft, almost like /hw/, but the Noldor resisted this change through influence from the Teleri.<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}</ref>  
 
The coexistence with the Teleri made the Noldor want to differientate themselves from the [[Vanyarin|speech of the Vanyar]]. For example the Vanyar pronounced /f/ very soft, almost like /hw/, but the Noldor resisted this change through influence from the Teleri.<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}</ref>  
  
Also, the Teleri prized silver above gold, and their skill as silversmiths was esteemed even by the Noldor who seemed to prefer the Telerin word ''[[telpe]]'' ("silver") intead the Quenya form ''[[tyelpë]]''.<ref>{{UT|6e}}, p. 266</ref>
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Also, the Teleri prized silver above gold, and their skill as silversmiths was esteemed even by the Noldor who seemed to prefer the Telerin word ''[[telpe]]'' "silver" intead the Quenya form ''[[tyelpë]]''.<ref>{{UT|6e}}</ref>
  
 
[[Finarfin]] is said to have learned Telerin. He also gave his sons Telerin-influenced Quenya names.
 
[[Finarfin]] is said to have learned Telerin. He also gave his sons Telerin-influenced Quenya names.
  
 
==Grammar==
 
==Grammar==
A notable difference from Quenya was that the possessive endings were suffixed to a word of something possessed, not possessing. For example "[[Olwe]]'s house" is ''[[cava]]ria Olue'' (lit. "house-his Olue").<ref>{{WJ|B}}, p. 369</ref>
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A notable difference from Quenya was that the possessive endings were suffixed to a word of something possessed, not possessing. For example "[[Olwe]]'s house" is ''[[cava]]ria Olue'' (lit. house-his Olue).{{fact}}
  
 
==Other versions==
 
==Other versions==
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/telerin.htm Telerin - ''the language of the Sea-elves''] at [[Ardalambion]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/telerin.htm Ardalambion article on Telerin]
*[http://www.sindanoorie.net/art/Telerin000.html Enquiry into the Telerin language]
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*[http://www.ellammath.de/telerin/Telerin.htm Enquiry into the Telerin language]
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20170614132222/http://midgardsmal.com/on-telerin/ On Telerin] (on Web Archive) by [[David Salo]]
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*[http://midgardsmal.com/on-telerin/ On Telerin] by [[David Salo]]
*[http://glaemscrafu.jrrvf.com/english/telerin.html Texts and sound samples] at [[Glǽmscrafu]]
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*[http://www.jrrvf.com/~glaemscrafu/english/telerin.html Telerin sound samples] at [[Glǽmscrafu]]
 
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