• Language: Doriathrin
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A constructed language by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Helge writes, "Some competent people feel that the Doriathrin of the Etymologies - which is the language this article is concerned with - is no longer a 'valid' tongue in the mythos as elderly Tolkien had come to see his linguistic scenario. According to this view, the language of Doriath should now be imagined merely as a particularly archaic variant of the Sindarin we know from LotR, and the Doriathrin of the Etymologies must largely be dismissed as an obsolete notion - except for some names that Tolkien evidently transferred to Sindarin as he scrapped Doriathrin as a separate language. No quite definite conclusion can be reached in this matter."

Language sources: Tolkien's languages were derived by his phonoaesthetics and out of Elvish etymology.