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Middle Primitive Elvish

Primitive Elvish as Tolkien conceived of it in his Middle Period (1930-1950 in the terminology of this lexicon). At this stage, Tolkien imagined that the Valar originally taught the Elves language, so the Middle Primitive Elvish was also the language of the Valar. See later Primitive Elvish for Tolkien’s thoughts on this language in the period after the publication of The Lord of the Rings.