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Latest comment: 10 May 2022 by IvarTheBoneless
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Could the names Velindo/Gwilion be derived from the root GWILI ("fly") (PE12:104) in reference to the myth of Wayland, where he devises his own wings to fly? - IvarTheBoneless 17:28, 10 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very interesting! Could Tolkien have created the root GWILI inspired by Wayland's name? In this case, I don't see a problem adding a piece of reasonable speculation in the article. --LorenzoCB 18:31, 10 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The thing is, there is no mention anywhere, and I really mean anywhere, of the etymology of Velindo/Gwilion. The only reason I put Velindo and Gwilion under the Qenya and Gnomish categories respectively, is that they are so obviously Qenya/Gnomish cognate pairs.
Honestly, Velindo is just a phonological imitation of Weland, but Tolkien would have probably found a way to tie it back, etymologically, to his own invented languages.
Also, I don't think that Wayland served as an inspiration for GWILI, since GWILI (I believe) predates his writings on Wayland/Velindo by about a couple of years. Most likely, it's the other way around, but I may be mistaken. - IvarTheBoneless 18:41, 10 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]