S. Harlond loc. “South Haven”
Conceptual Development: On the draft maps for Lord of the Rings from the 1940s, this name appeared as N. Harlorn (TI/301), apparently ending with the lenited form of lhorn¹ “haven”. At one point in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the havens were called N. Lonnath-Ernin (WR/370).
References ✧ LotRI; PMI; RC/513; TI/301; TII; WR/370; WRI
N. Harlorn loc. “South Haven”
References ✧ TI/301; TII/Harlond
|lhorn¹||“haven, quiet water, anchorage, harbour”|
N. Lonnath-Ernin loc.
An alternate name of Harlond appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/370). The first element is most likely the class-plural of lhonn (“?haven”), but the meaning of the second element is less clear. In his Sindarin dictionary, Didier Willis suggested it might be a plural of the adjective arnen (“?royal”) also seen in the name of the nearby hills Emyn Arnen, though Tolkien may have abandoned this concept later by redefining Arnen as “beside the water” (HSD/arnen).
See S. Harlond for further discussion.
References ✧ WR/370; WRI/Harlond
|lhonn||“(narrow) path, strait, pass”|
|arnen||“?royal”||plural||✧ WR/370 (ernin)|