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Re: Huldre and memories of lost ethnic groups (was Re: Nimrina phonology)

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Sunday, August 20, 2006, 17:24
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> Hallo! > > On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 18:28:11 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote: > >> As may be found if one googles for "huldre" and its >> synonyms there is a theory that the Hidden People >> reflect a memory of a pre-Germanic population. > > This is similar to what I think what "Elves" (as in Germanic and Celtic > mythology) actually are: a memory of an ancient civilization that existed on > the British Isles (_Alfheim_ = Britain; _Inis Albion_ means 'Island of the > Elves') more than 2000 years ago. Of course, these "Elves" were ordinary > humans, not some strange kind of "demihuman" species. They may also be the > Hyperboreans of Greek myth, and the original Atlanteans. This is the idea > that underlies my own Albic conlang project. > > ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf
Hmm.. so the Atlanteans of Tolkien's world, the Númenóreans, speak a language (Adûnaic) related to "Nimrian", and on the other hand, the speakers of "Nimrína" may be related to the original Atlanteans. Coincidence? Now I'm just going to have to develop an "Atlantean" language related to Nimrína!