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Den 2016-07-01 kl. 18:09, skrev Roman Rausch:
>> i only got 18/30
>> I only got 12/30!
>> I got 19/30
>> Me 23 out of 30
>> 20 of 30 for me.
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> Whaat?! Come on guys, anything below 27/30 is embarassing. :-D The only drugs in that list that can be mistaken for Elvish names are Obredon and Mellaril, and Imin is so short and featureless that it might be either.

I got 29/30. The one which got me was Imin. That must be a very 
early (in T's lifetime I mean :-) name indeed!

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>> Another letter that i haven't seen in an Elf's name is <z>
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> 'Course not - /z/ appears neither in the (Late) Quenya, nor in the Sindarin phonology. (It does in Old Quenya and Adunaic, though.)
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>> As people have noted before, Tolkien's words and names are mellifluous in a very anglocentric way, which partly means English influence, but really it means influence
>>from the languages of people whom anglophones admire.
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> So most anglophones admire Finnish and Welsh? *headscratch*
>

Don't forget Spanish and Old English!

/bpj

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