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Common Speech

The common Westron tongue

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Elvish
influences
Taliska
Adûnaic
Archaic
Westron
Common
Speech

Language of
the Rohirrim

The many roots of the Common Speech.Taliska was the native language of the Edain, derived ultimately from Elvish, but distinct from the Elvish languages in use in Beleriand during the First Age. The later Adûnaic and Westron tongues were also influenced by various Elvish sources.

The Westron, the language that evolved from Adûnaic as spoken in Númenor, as the common tongue of the peoples of Middle-earth.


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