The beauty of the words has been neglected, if not lost, these days now. English is not my native language and therefore I much suffer to understand some "every day sleng" (specially American). I enjoy guessing, though. ;)
And sometimes I am not sure if I am using correct words. For example: is it "elven tounges" or "elvish languages" to be used for naming (regarding) the verbal comunication tools of the elves, because I have seen both and I guess they were used with the same meaning?
Nolwe ar alcar >> Wisdom and Glory! Wisdom is in words, Glory- in deeds.
All of this is personal opinion and understanding. For your own opinion read the books written by J. R. R. Tolkien.