S. Lindon loc. “Land of Music”

S. Lindon, loc. “Land of Music”

Land of the Nandor in eastern Beleriand, translated “Land of Music” (S/123), a combination of lind¹ “song” and -ion² “land” (SA/lin²). This name was originally Nandorin, adopted into Sindarin (WJ/385), because normally [nd] became [nn] in Sindarin.

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, the name Ilk. Lindon was translated “Region of Music” and provided a new explanation for the name of the mountain range Eredlindon (LR/267). In The Etymologies, it was translated “Musical Land” and designated Ilkorin, appearing beside a variant Lhinnon which is probably the Noldorin form of the name (Ety/LIN²).

References ✧ LotRI; MRI; PMI; S/123; SA/lin²; SI; SMI; UTI; WJ/385; WJI/Dor Lindon, Lindon

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lind¹ “song, chant, singing; singer”
-ion² “-region, -land”
LIN² “sing, make a musical sound” ✧ SA/lin²

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Phonetic Developments

Lindānā > Lindon [lindānā] > [lindāna] > [lindǭna] > [lindauna] > [lindaun] > [lindon] > [linnon] ✧ WJ/385

Ilk. Lindon loc. “Musical Land”

See S. Lindon for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/LIN²; LR/267; LRI; TII

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S. lind¹ “song, chant, singing; singer”
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Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶Lindān-d > Lindon [lindānd] > [lindōnd] > [lindōn] > [lindon] ✧ Ety/LIN²