From the viewpoint of speakers of Quenya, Telerin was a closely related language still largely intelligible. However, the phonology of the two languages differed much, with Telerin often being more conservative than Quenya.
Finarfin is said to have learned Telerin. He also gave his sons Telerin-influenced Quenya names.
The coexistence with the Teleri, made the Noldor to differientate themselves from the 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.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Quendi and Eldar"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales p. 266