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Re: Pre-Celtic/Non-IE words in Insular Celtic,Bell-Beaker people, etc.

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 23:17
> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 10:17:17 +0200 > From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...> > > Me govanen! > > Lars Henrik Mathiesen tetent: > > It's no less sound than much of the stuff seen on the Nostratic list > > of sainted memory. > > Sainted memory? What was that?
The Indoeuropean and Nostratic lists were more or less scholarly fora run by Rich Alderson, but they seem to have died quietly in their sleep some time this spring after a protracted period of erraticness.
> > Just claim that Tolkien had secret access to a > > collection of old beakers with mysterious writing on them, and that > > his development of Elvish was really his work in deciphering them. > > AFAIK, no inscriptions have been found on bell beakers yet. Or are > there any inscriptions on bell beakers which are yet undeciphered?
Of course you haven't heard about them. All the ones with inscriptions are in the secret collection that Tolkien had secret access to. (And sorry, I can't tell you how I know, or the Estate will send its goons to kill me). Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)