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

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Friday, September 8, 2000, 7:09
> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 03:50:57 +0200 > From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>
> First, there are all those "Veneti" or "Venedi" tribes all over western > Europe.
Yes, that's obviously Quendi.
> Then, the words "iron", "silver" and "tin" seem to come from a non-IE > western European language, which can hardly be anything else than that > of the B-B people. > The latter two _could_ go back to something like *kjelep- and *tinko-, > and iron < Celt. *isarn- < *el-sarn "star-stone", i.e. "meteorite"???
> OK, this sounds like complete hogwash, and it almost certainly is, but > it's fun to play with, and that's what we're doing all the time here...
It's no less sound than much of the stuff seen on the Nostratic list of sainted memory. 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. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)