>Tolkien studied the Nordic languages quite extensively early on in his
>life, and as far as I know these languages (especially Icelandic, if I
>remember correctly) had a strong influence on the Elven languages in his
>works (Quenya and Sindarin).
actually, finnish bears a remarkably striking resemblance to quenya and
i believe welsh was tolkien's model for sindarin. but this is neither the
place nor the time for such discussions.