Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

del²

root. fair
Primitive elvish [PE17/145; PE17/151] Group: Eldamo. Published by

del³

root. thick, dense
Primitive elvish [PE17/017; PE17/151] Group: Eldamo. Published by

del¹

root. walk, go, proceed, travel

This root appears in the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60 with the sense “walk, go, proceed, travel” (WJ/360). Its derivatives S. Edhel “Elf”, Q. †Eldo blended with Elda “Elf”, both originally with the sense “one who goes” (✶edelō): those who left lake Cuiviénen to travel to Valinor. It is also the basis of several words meaning “to go”: T. delia- and Q. lelya-.

Many of Quenya derivatives of this root actually derive from an inversion √LED of the original √DEL. According to the “Quendi and Eldar” essay, this inversion only occurred in Quenya (WJ/363). In earlier writings like The Etymologies, however, ᴹ√LED “go, fare, travel” was the basic root in all languages. It seems that Tolkien revised ᴹ√LED >> √DEL¹, preserving √LED only as a Quenya variant. The strongest sign of this change was Tolkien’s consistent alteration of N. Eledh >> S. Edhel.

This leave open the question of what happened to the other non-Quenya derivatives of ᴹ√LED, such as S. edlen(n) “exile”. It is possible that they were transfered to √LEN “way”, which was the basis for S. lembas “way bread”.

Primitive elvish [WJ/360; WJ/363; WJ/392] Group: Eldamo. Published by

delya-

verb. walk, go, proceed, travel
Primitive elvish [WJ/360] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwen

root. fair, beautiful, (probably originally) fresh, unblemished (especially of beauty of youth)
Primitive elvish [PE17/191] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwenyā

adjective. fair, beautiful
Primitive elvish [PE17/191] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gayas

root. fear
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

añgosse

noun. horror
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

(ñ)guruk

noun. horror
Primitive elvish [WJ/389; WJ/390; WJ/415] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bani

adjective. fair
Primitive elvish [PE17/057] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ngur

root. horror
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

wanjā

adjective. fair
Primitive elvish [WJ/380; WJ/383] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ñgoroth

root. horror
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

* ndel

root. thick, dense
Primitive elvish Group: Neologism. Published by