Adûnaic was the language of the Númenóreans in the Second Age. It later became the common speech (W."Soval Phare") or Westron (W."Adűni") in the Westlands. In the Harad it influenced the developement of the coastal language Ansith and some Black Númenórean dialects such as Kharadûnaic and Zimrathânic. Adûnaic itself was a later form of the language of the Edain, especially the Old Mágo dialect of the House of Hador.

Genealogy of Adûnaic


Outer information

Tolkien invented Adûnaic with the idea to create a language similar to semitic. Adûnaic shares many similarities with Hebrew although it also has some influences from Gothic and possibly Magyar.


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