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The language of Elves of Beleriand, which spread through western Middle Earth after the fall of that land (LotR/1128). It might be considered the “Common Elvish” language spoken by most western Elves, as opposed to the “High Elvish” language Quenya used only in lore and ritual, though Tolkien himself never used this term. Many of the Elvish names in The Lord of the Rings are Sindarin, and it is the Elvish language most frequently used in Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth movies. Tolkien admitted that the phonology of Sindarin was inspired by the Welsh language (Let/176, PE17/135), and its sounds and some aspects of its grammar have a distinctly Welsh flavor.