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!

Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *hair


  • ᴹ✶spindē “tress, braid of hair” ✧ Ety/SPIN
    • ᴹQ. finde “tress, braid of hair” ✧ Ety/SPIN
    • On. sphinde “lock of hair” ✧ Ety/SPIN
  • ᴹ✶spinē “larch” ✧ Ety/SPIN
    • ᴹQ. fine “larch” ✧ Ety/SPIN
  • ᴺS. finios “larch”

Element in

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root. weave


  • ᴹQ. lanat “weft, weft, *woof” ✧ Ety/LAN
  • ᴹQ. lanne “tissue, cloth” ✧ Ety/LAN
  • ᴹQ. lanwa “loom” ✧ Ety/LAN
  • ᴹQ. lanya- “to weave” ✧ Ety/LAN
  • ᴺS. lanad “weft, woof”
  • ᴺS. lann “thin cloth, tissue”
  • ᴺS. lanu “loom”
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root. run

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “run” with derivatives like ON. yur- “run” and N. iôr “course” (Ety/YUR). It was a later iteration of ᴱ√ẎURU “run” from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. yuro “a run, race” and ᴱQ. yuru- “run” (QL/106). For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, it is probably better to stick to the better attested root √NOR.


  • ᴺQ. yur- “to run”
  • On. yur- “to run” ✧ Ety/YUR
  • On. yura “course” ✧ Ety/YUR
    • N. iôr “course” ✧ Ety/YUR
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