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Avarin is a term used to refer to the combined languages of the Avari.
History[edit | edit source]
There were at least six different languages, or dialects, in the Avarin group. The various dialects did not have a common development, although all descended from Primitive Quendian.
Three larger divisions of Avarin are recorded: West Avarin, North Avarin and East Avarin. The West Avarin group was nearest to the Eldarin languages of the west; North Avarin was very peculiar, with no initial consonant groups. Not much is known of East Avarin.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Avarin is a Quenya word derived from the elements avar ("Refuser, Elf who did not journey to Aman") + in ("-ian, racial-adjective, language").
Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]
The West, North, and East Lemberin tongues was a name within the early versions of the legendarium for what would later be called the West, North, and East Avarin languages. They were originally intended to have a resemblance in sound to Goidelic, Baltic, and Finnic languages.
Early etymology[edit | edit source]
Lemberin is a Quenya word derived from the elements lembi ("Those That Lingered") + in ("-ian, racial-adjective, language").
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External links[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 18-28
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. 'Avarin pn.", Eldamo (accessed 31 August 2022)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 5
- ↑ David Salo, "Elven-latin: Part 1 of 4" dated 6 February 2022, Elfling (accessed 22 September 2022)
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. 'Lemberin pn.", Eldamo (accessed 31 August 2022)