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!

Early Primitive Elvish

dṇtṇ Speculative

root. light up

A hypothetical early root that would explain Gnomish words like G. dant “lamp” and G. dantha- “illuminate, light up, illustrate” (GL/29). In Tolkien’s later writing it was probably ousted by √DA(N)T “fall”.


Early Primitive Elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by