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Welsh is the Celtic language spoken throughout Wales and some nearby parts of England.

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Sindarin

Tolkien appears to have been greatly inspired by Welsh when creating the Elvish language Sindarin. Several similarities have been pointed out:

Singular/Plural

Editor Carl F. Hostetter has noted that the singular form lotheg is formed by the addition of a diminuitive/singular ending -eg/-ig to the plural form loth, much like in Welsh where a singular noun can derive "from a plural form by the addition of a singular ending".[1]

Lenition

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 30 (note 42)