The information presented in this section is the Quenya language as Tolkien described it during the publication of the Lord of the Rings and afterwards (1950-1973). This version of the language is sometimes called “Mature Quenya”, but I prefer the more neutral term “Late Quenya” (as opposed to Middle and Early Quenya). Earlier Quenya forms are not included here, even though some of Tolkien’s earlier conceptions probably remained valid. For a more complete list of Quenya words to use in writing, see the Neo-Quenya language section.