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==History==
 
==History==
The language Quenya evolved in [[Valinor]], but a separation could also be observed there among the [[Vanyar]] and the [[Noldor]], especially considering that the Vanyar decided to abandon [[Eldamar]] and come closer to the [[Valar]] while the Noldor stayed in closer contact with the [[Falmari]] and [[Telerin|their language]].
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The language Quenya evolved in [[Valinor]], but a separation could also be observed there among the [[Vanyar]] and the [[Noldor]], especially considering that the Vanyar decided to abandon [[Eldamar]] and come closer to the [[Valar]].
  
 
The speech of the Vanyar (being closest to the Valar), had many [[Valarin]] loanwords in their language.<ref name="P"/> Furthermore, their dialect was more conservative than that of the Noldor who were more innovative.  
 
The speech of the Vanyar (being closest to the Valar), had many [[Valarin]] loanwords in their language.<ref name="P"/> Furthermore, their dialect was more conservative than that of the Noldor who were more innovative.  
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However, the Vanyarin loremasters would give their assent to changes introduced by the Noldor in order to be considered genuine Quenya in their common speech community.<ref name="V">{{VT|41}}</ref> One of those changes was the consonant -r in plural words instead of -i, which the Vanyar adopted.<ref name="P">{{WJ|quendi}}</ref>
 
However, the Vanyarin loremasters would give their assent to changes introduced by the Noldor in order to be considered genuine Quenya in their common speech community.<ref name="V">{{VT|41}}</ref> One of those changes was the consonant -r in plural words instead of -i, which the Vanyar adopted.<ref name="P">{{WJ|quendi}}</ref>
  
Concerning the parallel evolution of the two languages, we are told that [[Fëanor]] viewed the matter of the sound change of ''þ'' to ''s'' by his people as a personal insult to the memory of his mother who was called [[Míriel|Þerindë]], and resisted it<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}</ref>. On the other hand, the Vanyar also pronounced the sound ''f-'' very softly, threatening to merge it with ''hw-'', and Fëanor jested them that they would pronounce his name as ''Hwëanáro''<ref name="V"/>.
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Concerning the parallel evolution of the two languages, we are told that [[Fëanor]] viewed the matter of the sound change of ''þ'' to ''s'' by his people as a personal insult to the memory of his mother who was called [[Míriel|Þerindë]], and resisted it<ref>{{HM|PM}}, [[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]</ref>. On the other hand, the Vanyar also pronounced the sound ''f-'' very softly, threatening to merge it with ''hw-'', and Fëanor jested them that they would pronounce his name as ''Hwëanáro''<ref name="V"/>.
  
 
Since the Noldor came to [[Middle-earth]] and their language became known among the [[Sindar]], the [[Silvan Elves|Silvan]] and afterwards the [[Dúnedain]], Vanyarin was considered a less known, elusive dialect, spoken only in Valinor.
 
Since the Noldor came to [[Middle-earth]] and their language became known among the [[Sindar]], the [[Silvan Elves|Silvan]] and afterwards the [[Dúnedain]], Vanyarin was considered a less known, elusive dialect, spoken only in Valinor.

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