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Dates
Immensely old; the Ents dated back to shortly after the awakening of the Elves
Race
Pronunciation
e'ntish
Meaning
From Ent, an Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'giant'
Other names
Old Entish

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Entish

The language of the Onodrim

"a-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme"
Part of Treebeard's Entish name for his Hill
The Two Towers III 4, Treebeard

The sonorous, rumbling and ancient language of the Ents, a language quite unlike those used by Elves or Men. Entish was a slow and thoughtful language for a slow and thoughtful people, in which words and names told the story of the things they described. This is perhaps part of the reason for the Ents' shyness about names, considering their own Entish names to be private things only to be told to trusted friends.


See also...

Burárum

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