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Dates
Formally emerged1 during the Great Journey, more than 3,500 years before the first rising of the Sun
Origins
The original shared tongue of the Eldar
Race
Division
Pronunciation
e'ldarin
Meaning
'(Language) of the Eldar'

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Eldarin

The languages of the Eldar

Primitive
Elvish
Eldarin
Tongues of
the Avari
Quenya
Telerin
Sindarin
Nandorin

A term used to describe any of the languages of the Eldar, and especially Quenya and Sindarin.


Notes

1

This is the approximate date that the Eldar departed from Cuiviénen and thus became a separate division of the Elves. At this point it becomes meaningful to describe an independent 'Eldarin' language, though in its earliest phase it presumably differed little from the tongues of the Avari that remained behind in the East.

See also...

Elvish, High Eldarin, Quenya

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