Of Elves, Finns and Celts


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Does Quenya resemble Finnish semantically as well as phonetically? Does Sindarin resemble Welsh semantically as well as phonetically? I ask because it would be an amazing feat to exhibit a Welsh-like language as descended from a Finnish-like language (the relationship between Q. and S. being abundantly evidenced in the available Elvish texts), given that Finnish and Welsh are unrelated languages. (My hasty investigation, using dictionaries, suggests negative responses to my questions, but I would appreciate remarks from people who know Finnish and/or Welsh)