Terminology and Notations

This lexicon uses a lot of notations for consistency and brevity of descriptions. Most of these notations follow the general patterns used by other authors when writing about Tolkien’s languages.

General Notations

Language Notations

Period Notations

Derivation Notations

Reference Notations

Reliability Markers

Glosses may also have reliability markers.

Additions and Deletions

Phonetic Notations