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Elven-tongue

Any of the languages of the Elves

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

A term that strictly could be used of any of the Elvish languages, but in Middle-earth most commonly indicated Sindarin or, rather more rarely, Quenya.


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Eldarin is an approximately equivalent term, although strictly it excludes the languages of the Avari, while the more general 'Elven-tongue' does not.

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