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  • Valarin

    h4. *Short Description* The tongue spoken by the Valar and Maiar. h4. *Detail* The Valar do not need a spoken language; they are angelic spirits and can easily communicate telepathically. But as the AinulindalĂ« tells, "the Valar took to …

  • Quenya

    h4. *Short Description* Quenya is a beautiful language marked by fluid, joyous tones and patterns. Developed in the Undying Lands, it was affected by the great Valar themselves (in other words, it was "reinfluenced" by Valarin). It is the language of …

  • Westron

    Westron is spoken or known by most Men in the West. Dwarves use Westron (see Dwarvish Westron) or, to a much lesser degree, Sindarin while "in public". Where a number of different races meet in council or to discuss affairs, Westron is employed as a …

  • Khuzdul

    Dwarves speak Khuzdul, a guarded tongue known by virtually no one but themselves. They inscribe using the Angerthas Moria, a variant of the Cirth (a runic script). Khuzdul is marked by harsh consonants and uses three-consonant patterns to denote common …