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


root. singe, etc.

Early Primitive Elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

þisi Reconstructed

root. singe, etc.

The root ᴱ√SISI “singe, etc.” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives ᴱQ. sisi- “scorch, singe, fry” and ᴱQ. sisin “parched, scorched” (QL/84). Its derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon were words like G. thisin “parched, withered” and G. thith “dust” (GL/73), indicating an actual root form ✱ᴱ√ÞISI.

Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√THITH to salvage some of these early words; ᴺ√THITH is better than ✱ᴺ√THIS if we wish retain Early Qenya forms, as otherwise they would become sir- rather than sis-.


  • Eq. sisi- “to scorch, singe, fry” ✧ QL/084
  • Eq. sisin “parched, scorched” ✧ QL/084
  • G. thith “dust”
  • G. thisc “dry, waterless”
  • G. thisin “parched, withered”
  • G. thista- “to dry up (tr.)”


  • SISI ✧ QL/084
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/084] Group: Eldamo. Published by