S. Harlond loc. “South Haven”
Conceptual Development: On the draft maps for Lord of the Rings from the 1940s, this name appeared as N. Harlorn (TI/301), apparently ending with the lenited form of lhorn¹ “haven”. At one point in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the havens were called N. Lonnath-Ernin (WR/370).
References ✧ LotRI; PMI; RC/513; TI/301; TII; WR/370; WRI
N. Harlorn loc. “South Haven”
References ✧ TI/301; TII/Harlond
|lhorn¹||“haven, quiet water, anchorage, harbour”|
N. Lonnath-Ernin loc.
An alternate name of Harlond appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/370). The first element is most likely the class-plural of lhonn (“?haven”), but the meaning of the second element is less clear. Roman Rausch suggested that it might be a plural of an adjective arnen (“?royal”) also seen in the name of the nearby hills Emyn Arnen, but that Tolkien abandoned this concept because arnen failed to become plural in the name of the hills (EE/3.31). This theory was also suggested by Didier Willis in his Sindarin dictionary (HSD/arnen), but I am not sure who first proposed this theory.
See S. Harlond for further discussion.
References ✧ WR/370; WRI/Harlond
|lhonn||“(narrow) path, strait, pass”|
|arnen||“?royal”||plural||✧ WR/370 (ernin)|