- Language: Primitive Elvish
- Created: 1915
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- Language family: fictional diachronic language
A constructed language by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Begun as Proto-Elfin in 1915 by J.R.R. Tolkien, Primitive Elvish is the language that over time (in his fictional world) evolved into his many other Elvish languages. Primitive Elvish is divided into two stages: Primitive Quendian and Common Eldarin (the language of the Eldar as distinct from the Avari).
Language sources: Proto-Indo-European was the initial inspiration for the language.
Serious fans of Quenya and Sindarin are interested in the roots of those languages.