Elvish languages

Elvish languages are constructed languages used by Elves in a fantasy setting.

Tolkien's Elvish languages

Author J. R. R. Tolkien created many languages for his Elves, which eventuated in the creation of a mythology, complete with races, to speak the languages he had constructed. The language has quickly spread among modern day use, resulting in Quenya and Sindarin to become legally stated languages. His interest was primarily philological, and he said his stories grew out of his languages. The languages were the first thing Tolkien created for his mythos, starting with what he originally called "Qenya", the first primitive form of Elvish. This was later called Quenya and is one of the two most complete of Tolkien's languages. The phonology and grammar of Quenya are strongly influenced by Finnish, Latin, Greek and elements of ancient Germanic languages, and Sindarin is strongly influenced by Welsh.
Tolkien conceived a family tree of Elvish languages, all descending from a common ancestor called Primitive Quendian. He worked extensively on how the languages diverged from Primitive Quendian over time, in phonology and grammar, in imitation of the development of real language families. In addition to Quenya and Sindarin, he sketched several other Elvish languages in far less detail, such as Telerin, Nandorin, and Avarin.
In addition to Tolkien's original lexicon, many fans have contributed words and phrases, attempting to create a language that can be fully used in reality.

Other Elvish languages

Since Tolkien, others have invented Elvish languages in their own fiction. Several borrow sounds and forms from Tolkien's Elvish languages, especially Quenya, while others are quite distinct, for example the Elvish spoken
in the book titled Elvish, by S.G. Prince.
David J. Peterson made several Elvish conlangs, including: