Q. Noldorin [ñ] pn. “of the Noldo; the Noldor language”

Q. Noldorin [ñ], pn. “of the Noldo; the Noldor language”

Term for the Quenya dialect of the Noldor, as well as a general adjective for that tribe (WJ/373), a combination of their tribal name with the language/adjective suffix -rin.

Conceptual Development: In earlier writings from the 1920s-40s, ᴹQ. Noldorin referred to a completely different language, the Welsh-like language of the second tribe (LR/177, 193), but Tolkien later changed that language to Sindarin and decided that the Noldor spoke a dialect of Quenya.

References ✧ LBI/Noldor; LT1I/Noldor; MRI; PE17/125-126; PE18/76; PMI; UTI/Noldor; VT39/16; WJ/27; WJI

Variations

Inflections

Noldorinwa possessive   ✧ PE17/126; WJ/27
Ñoldorinwa possessive “of the Noldor” ✧ VT39/16

Elements

Noldo “one of the wise folk, Gnome” ✧ LBI/Noldor (Noldor); PE17/125; UTI/Noldor
#-rin “-ian, racial-adjective, language”

Element In


ᴹQ. Noldorin pn. “Gnomish”

See Q. Noldorin for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/MŌ; LRI; PE18/23, 26; RSI; SMI; TII; WRI

Glosses

Element In


ᴱQ. Noldorinwa adj. “Goblin; Gnomish”

References ✧ LT1A/Noldoli; PE15/72; QL/67

Glosses

Variations

Elements

Noldo “Gnome” ✧ LT1A/Noldoli; PE15/72; QL/67 (ŇOLDO)
-va “adjectival” ✧ QL/67 (#-wa)