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Pablo is back, Job, Argentina, Relay, Lord of

From:Justin Mansfield <jdm314@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 10:09
--- In conlang@y..., Sally Caves <scaves@F...> wrote:

> Well... I expected, when I made my return from a > six month absence, for there to be a lot more foof on the > film, but I can't get anyone to tell me if there were even > any past posts. So far, I've been yacking, in a relative > sea of silence. I loved the LotR:FotR. Legolas: > "Crebain from Dunland!" (It's been a while since I've > read these books, but I know someone else speaks this); > but doesn't this look like an "Elvish" version of L. corvinus, > "raven"? Or am I just fishing in the dark? What's the > Irish for "raven"? Or the Norse? What language does > Tolkien make this word come from? (Lot of catching up > to do). I think of middle English _twa corbies_ borrowed > from Latin via Old French.
For an interesting discussion of the word _crebain_, and a comparison to crow words in Earth languages, see JDM