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Re: May you all...

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, February 9, 2002, 1:16
Michael Poxon scripsit:

> I don't have Ardalambion, so there you have an advantage! Yes, this was one > of the earliest sounds JRRT was drawn to for his languages, wasn't it? > However, in the context of "phonetic fitness" which was always very > important to him, we can surely trace a basic lin- form which could have > easily developed into both "sing" and "swift" (Q.linta).
But the lint- stem dates back to the Naffarin period, which IIRC (which stands for "if I recall correctly", for whoever asked) predates his contact with Finnish: Naffarin is a sort of pseudo-Spanish. -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>