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Since the Noldor came to [[Middle-earth]] and their language became known among the [[Sindar]], the [[Silvan]] and afterwards the [[Dunedain]], Vanyarin is considered a less known, elusive language, spoken only in [[Valinor]].
 
Since the Noldor came to [[Middle-earth]] and their language became known among the [[Sindar]], the [[Silvan]] and afterwards the [[Dunedain]], Vanyarin is considered a less known, elusive language, spoken only in [[Valinor]].
  
The speech of the Vanyar was more conservative than that of the Noldor who were more innovative. The Vanyarin loremasters should give their assent before any changes introduced by the Noldor should be considered genuine Quenya in their common speech community.<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 41]], page 7</ref> One of those changes was the consonant -r in plural words instead of -i, which the Vanyar adopted.<ref name="P">''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[Quendi and Eldar]]</ref>
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The speech of the Vanyar was more conservative than that of the Noldor who were more innovative. The Vanyarin loremasters should give their assent before any changes introduced by the Noldor should be considered genuine Quenya in their common speech community.<ref name="V">[[Vinyar Tengwar 41]]</ref> One of those changes was the consonant -r in plural words instead of -i, which the Vanyar adopted.<ref name="P">''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[Quendi and Eldar]]</ref>
  
 
Also the Vanyar being closest to the [[Valar]], had many [[Valarin]] loanwords in their language.<ref name="P"/>
 
Also the Vanyar being closest to the [[Valar]], had many [[Valarin]] loanwords in their language.<ref name="P"/>
  
[[Fëanor]] viewed the matter of the sound change of ''th'' to ''s'' by the Ñoldor as a personal insult to the memory of his mother who was called [[Míriel Serindë|Therindë]], and resisted it.
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[[Fëanor]] viewed the matter of the sound change of ''th'' to ''s'' by the Ñoldor as a personal insult to the memory of his mother who was called [[Míriel Serindë|Therindë]], and resisted it<ref>[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]], [[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]</ref>. The Vanyar also pronounced the sound f- very softly, threatening to merge it with hw-, and Fëanor jested them that they would pronounce his name as ''Hwëanáro''<ref name="V"/>.
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.phy.duke.edu/~trenk/elvish/vanyarin_quenya.html Vanyarin Quenya] article by [[Thorsten Renk]]
 
*[http://www.phy.duke.edu/~trenk/elvish/vanyarin_quenya.html Vanyarin Quenya] article by [[Thorsten Renk]]
 
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Vanyarin Quenya, also sometimes called Quendya to distinguish it from the Noldorin Quenya, is the dialect of the language as spoken by the Vanyar in Valimar.

History

Since the Noldor came to Middle-earth and their language became known among the Sindar, the Silvan and afterwards the Dunedain, Vanyarin is considered a less known, elusive language, spoken only in Valinor.

The speech of the Vanyar was more conservative than that of the Noldor who were more innovative. The Vanyarin loremasters should give their assent before any changes introduced by the Noldor should be considered genuine Quenya in their common speech community.[1] One of those changes was the consonant -r in plural words instead of -i, which the Vanyar adopted.[2]

Also the Vanyar being closest to the Valar, had many Valarin loanwords in their language.[2]

Fëanor viewed the matter of the sound change of th to s by the Ñoldor as a personal insult to the memory of his mother who was called Therindë, and resisted it[3]. The Vanyar also pronounced the sound f- very softly, threatening to merge it with hw-, and Fëanor jested them that they would pronounce his name as Hwëanáro[1].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vinyar Tengwar 41
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Peoples of Middle-earth, Quendi and Eldar
  3. The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Shibboleth of Fëanor

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