In some linguistic manuscripts, Tolkien experimented with luine being a cognate of Sindarin duin ("river"), but noted that luine as meaning "river" was not used. Patrick H. Wynne has suggested that luine meaning "river" perhaps only survived in compounds as -duinë (cf. Nunduinë).
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 66
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 31