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A name for the Adûnaic language

Elvish sources

The evolution of the Númenórean tongue, also known as Adûnaic. 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 languages of the Northmen and thus the Rohirrim also developed from this source, explaining their similarity to Westron as noted in The Lord of the Rings.

An alternative and less common name for Adûnaic, the native tongue of the people of Númenor.

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