Well I don't know much about the language, but Tolkien
used the language from Karelia (at the border between
Finland and Russia) as a source of inspiration.
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In keeping with the scholarly focus and standards of
Lambengolmor, I'm requesting that further simple replies
of this type -- "Tolkien used/was influenced by X" -- be
sent to Catherine Laurie off-list.
However, more detailed replies, actually _demonstrating_
specific influences of real-world languages on Quenya
by citation and comparison of Quenya and "real" words and
devices, will be welcomed on the list.
-- Patrick H. Wynne]