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Other Names
Eldarin (an approximately equivalent term, although strictly Eldarin excludes the languages of the Avari, while Elvish does not), Elven-tongue

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Elvish

The rich and ancient languages of the Elves

Primitive
Elvish
Eldarin
Tongues of
the Avari
Quenya
Telerin
Sindarin
Nandorin
Silvan
dialects

A general term for the languages of the Elves. In Middle-earth, it most commonly refers to Sindarin, but can also apply to Quenya, the High-elven tongue. Other Elvish languages in Middle-earth include dialects derived from Sindarin (for example, the language of the Wood-elves of Thranduil).


See also...

Aeglos, Aerandir, Afterborn, Aftercomers, Agathurush, Akallabêth, Alcarinquë, Aldalómë, Aldúya, Alfirin, Alphabet of Daeron, Amon Amarth, Amon Sûl, Anadûnê, Ancient Speech, [See the full list...]

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