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Danian/Ossiriandic

The language of the Green Elves in Tolkien’s Middle Period (1930-1950 in the terminology of this lexicon). As such, it may be considered a precursor to the Nandorin language as Tolkien defined it after the publication of The Lord of the Rings. In this period, Tolkien mostly focused on one dialect of Danian: the Ossiriandic language spoken by the Green-elves of Ossiriand (LR/180). This lexicon incorporates the few words specifically assigned to that dialect in this section. Tolkien also discussed another Danian dialect called Leikvian (LR/188) or East Danian (PE19/18) spoken by the Green Elves that remained east of the Blue Mountains, and that dialect is treated here as well.