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In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Valarin is the tongue of the Ainur. As angelic beings with the ability to communicate through thought, strictly speaking the Valar had no need for a spoken language, but it appears that it was adopted as part of their assumption of physical, humanlike forms. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... The Holy Ones (singular Ainu), the first beings created by Ilúvatar, the order of the Valar and Maiar, made before Eä. There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought. ...


Valarin was extremely alien to the ears of the Elves, sometimes to the point of genuine displeasure, and very few of them ever learned the language, only adopting some of the Valarin words into their own Quenya. The Valar learnt Quenya instead, and used that to converse with the Elves, or with each other if Elves were present. Valarin seemed to use long words; for example, the Valarin word for Telperion, Ibrîniðilpathânezel, is eight syllables long. The Vanyar adopted more words from Valarin into their dialect Quendya than the Ñoldor, as they lived closer to the Valar. Some of the Elvin names of the Valar---such as Manwë, Ulmo, and Oromë---were supposed to be modified (and shortened) versions of their Valarin names. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Two Trees of Valinor in the fictional universe of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth are Telperion and Laurelin, the Silver Tree and the Gold that brought light to the Land of the Valar in ancient times. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Vanyar are the highest of the High Elves. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Ñoldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves, the Tatyar. ... A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth, Manwë Súlimo (from the Valarin Mânawenûz) is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. ... Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


At least one word in the Black Speech, nazg "ring", seems to be borrowed from Valarin naškad (Melkor was a Vala and Sauron was a Maia, so they had to know Valarin). The Black Speech is the fictional language of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings. ... Morgoth Bauglir (also known as Melkor) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth Cycle. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


Valarin is unrelated to all the other Languages of Middle-earth as it arose outside of Arda, and except for a few words (mainly proper names) nothing is known of the language. Before it, the only form of language was the Music of the Ainur, the purest form of language, as it was thought itself, with no need for reference; Each thought was a definite article in and of itself, and as such, the Music was entirely self-sufficient structure. Eru only showed the Ainur their music in a different form by adding the final note to their song: , "Be". The languages of Middle-earth are artificial languages invented by J. R. R. Tolkien and used in his books about Middle-earth, including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arda is the name given to the Earth in a period of fictional prehistory, wherein all of the places mentioned in the Lord Of The Rings and related material once existed. ... Ainulindalë is the first section and chapter of The Silmarillion (an abridged and condensed collection of fictional myths presented as histories, written over some 60+ years by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited and published posthumously in 1977 by his son, Christopher Tolkien). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eä is the Quenya language name for the universe, as a realization of the vision of the Ainur. ...


Tolkien seems to have debated over the years whether or not to give the Valar their own language; some of his writings indicate they did not have their own tongue, but this was later changed. The result seems to have caused some retconning and possible inconsistencies; for example, whether Manwë's name is from Valarin or the Quenyan root for "blessed," as some writings claim. Retroactive continuity — commonly contracted to the blend retcon — is the adding of new information to historical material, or deliberately changing previously established facts in a work of serial fiction. ...


In older versions of The Silmarillion and in the Lhammas, Valarin is further subdivided in Oromëan, Aulëan and Melkian. In this conception, all Elvish languages arose from Oromëan, while the Dwarves spoke Aulëan and the Black Speech was Melkian; this view was later dropped, however. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher R. Tolkien, with assistance from fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... ... The Lhammas is the name of a work of fiction of etymological subject by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In an older version of J.R.R. Tolkiens conception of the languages of Middle-earth as expounded in the Lhammas, Oromëan is the language phylum to which all Elvish languages, such as Quenya and Sindarin, belong. ... Within J.R.R. Tolkiens conception of the languages of Middle-earth as expounded in the Lhammas, Aulëan is the language phylum of Khuzdul, the language of the Dwarves. ... The term Black Speech can also refer to African-American Vernacular English. ... Elvish languages are constructed languages used typically by elves in a fantasy setting. ...


External links

  • Ardalambion page on Valarin

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Valarin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Valarin is the tongue of the Ainur.
Valarin was extremely alien to the ears of the Elves, sometimes to the point of genuine displeasure, and very few of them ever learned the language, only adopting some of the Valarin words into their own Quenya.
Valarin is unrelated to all the other Languages of Middle-earth as it arose outside of Arda, and except for a few words (mainly proper names) nothing is known of the language.
Valarin - definition of Valarin in Encyclopedia (222 words)
Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Valarin is the tongue of the Valar and Maiar.
Valarin was extremely alien to the ears of the Elves, and they never learned the language, only adopting some of the Valarin names into their own Quenya.
Valarin is unconnected to all other Languages of Middle-earth as it arose outside of Arda, and except for a few words (mainly proper names) nothing is known of the language.
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