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!



noun. edge, hem, border

A Doriathrin noun meaning “edge, hem, border” derived from the root ᴹ√ (Ety/RĪ). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. ríma suggests a primitive form rīmā*, where the primitive final vowel vanished in Ilkorin.

Doriathrin [Ety/RĪ; EtyAC/RĪ] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. cold pool or lake (in mountains)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” derived from the root ᴹ√RINGI (Ety/RINGI). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. ringwe suggests a primitive form riñgwi [riŋgwi]. This is problematic, since [[ilk|[ŋg] vanished before [w] lengthening the preceding vowel]], as with Dor. líw < ᴹ✶liñ(g)wi. It is possible, though, that this word developed directly from the root form riñgi [riŋgi], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/ring).

Doriathrin [Ety/RINGI] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. pool

A noun for “pool” derived from the root ᴹ√LIN (Ety/LIN¹). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. linya suggests its primitive form was linyā* [linjā]. If so, it is an example of how, after [[ilk|final [a] was lost]], the [[ilk|final [j] became [i]]] and then became [e], as suggested by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/line).

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noun. pool

A Doriathrin noun for “pool”, derived from root ᴹ√MBOTH (Ety/MBOTH). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. motto suggests a primitive form of mbottʰō. As pointed out by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/moth), the primitive [mb-] might be expected to have become [b-], since initial nasals usually vanished before stops in Ilkorin, as for example Ilk. bril < MBIRÍL*.

Doriathrin [Ety/MBOTH] Group: Eldamo. Published by