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Re: Extinguishing the Elves (was: Ogoneking the Consonants)

From:P. M. ARKTAYG <pmva@...>
Date:Thursday, June 1, 2000, 21:24
John Cowan ta nugatu-r:

>> > "Ceterum censeo elfos extinguendos esse" >> > - Melkor Maximus >> >> What does that mean? Something about Elves being extinguished?
> "And further it is my opinion that the Elves must be made extinct". > "Melkor" is the original name of Morgoth, the primal Dark Lord of > JRRT's mythology.
Not quitely. _Melkor_ is the elvish translation of unknown(?) Valarin name and this Valarin name is in a sense the original. _Morgoth_ is a nickname and means 'Black Foe'.
> It's a parody of Cato the Censor's perpetual close to his speeches > on any subject whatever: "That is my opinion, and further it is my > opinion that Carthage must be destroyed: she is a menace to Rome." > Eventually the Romans launched the Third (and last) Punic war out > of sheer boredom.
Thay say that. Perhaps that's a legend but... quod est veritas? -- P. M. ARKTAYG "Driving license?! Do you know, scoundrel, who I am?!?!" - Melkor to a policeman