I don't think much of linguist scholars as they have never seriously taken part in the Oera Linda debate (as far as I know). (Indeed I don't count Beckering (1876), as his publication was highly emotional).
They should by now be able to once and for all make it understood why the language of OLB cannot be authentic, if that is so obvious.
On this "alternative history" forum, alternative etymology should be just as valid a tool to try and explain an ancient mystery. Not hindered by existing thinking patterns (I studied something completely different at University), I may with a fresh look (occasionally) see truth that official historians or linguists don't want to see because it is too much in conflict with their (professors') paradigm.
No doubt you are more knowledgeable of English than me, but what do you know of other Northern European languages?
My most serious attempts are based on comparisons with Swedish, German and Dutch.
My 'etymology' of "smurf" was an obvious (I hope) joke.
If the others made you slap your knees too, that says more about your sense of humor, than that it is proof that I am wrong. Please don't be vague and give examples of my supposed blunders.
Keep on your own way, think about how the word bedrum has been rubbished (which transcended into rubbishing the whole OLB) because they expect it to come from Latin, when it clearly can be from bed(jam)rum. (sleeping place space)
Rum is space as the word Rome is Rum in Etruscan, don't give up Otharus and let one's who think they know it all dissuade you from carrying on, as it stands now, there is many more questions than answers in the world of linguistics. The OLB is really telling us the language of the Etruscans is the same, see.