Date: Tue Sep 14 2004 - 02:29:54 CDT
> > A lot like Tengwar, really.
> This is hardly surprising, because I am sure that JRR Tolkien
> was aware
> of how Hebrew script works. Indeed according to one site I found
> (http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/tolkien.htm) he was a
> Hebrew scholar,
> but this doesn't strike me as very reliable information.
Since Tolkien was a philologist and a lexicographer he knew dozens of languages
to varying degrees. He knew e.g. some Finnish (some say Quenya was inspired by
it, and phonologically Q. does look like F.), but I certainly won't venture
as far as to call him a _Finnish scholar_. An Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse scholar,
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