Re: CHAT: Tolkien (was Re: fantasy)
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 27, 1999, 1:13|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> IIRC, it was different between the three 'subethnicities' --- the
> Stoors, the Tooks, and I forget. But most hobbits certainly had very
> hairy feet.
> I don't think it's not made perfectly clear in the book, but I always
> assumed that these three groups had some admixture of elven, human and
> dwarven blood, respectively.
Ha ha! And I always thought they were based on the Welsh! The stocky
body build, the round solid faces, the brown curly hair and brown eyes,
terrain. I always saw them as leprechaunized Welshmen! PACE!!!! she
having spent a year of her life in Wales. The names are very Anglo, but
faces are Welsh.
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