Gnomish is the language of the Noldor as Tolkien conceived of it in his Early Period (1910-1930 in the terminology of this lexicon), also called Goldogrin. At this stage, Qenya was the language of the first tribe of Elves only, whereas the Noldor (Noldoli) spoke their own Welsh-like language. See Early Noldorin, Noldorin and Sindarin for the developments of this language later in Tolkien’s life.