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On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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[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?