On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > [snip] > AFMCL, Meghean has been said to exhibit "Celticity". To the extent > that's true, it's of a second-hand variety - the chief inspiration, > for phonology and orthography, was Sindarin. IT's by no means a > phonological calque, tho, including a number of sounds Sindarin lacks > (incl [ɣ], which JRRT seems to have disliked - it arises repeatedly in > Quendian languages, yet always disappears again before the > "historical" stage!), lacking some Sindarin has, and having different > phonotactics. It's, of course, no orthographical calque either - Sindarin is much too sensible for extravagances like _h_ = [j] or _uo_ = [ow]! -- Andreas Johansson Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?