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From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 4:10
Can anyone tell me what a "warg" is in contemporary horror?
What are the Wolfen?  Are they wargs?

I know that vargr in Old Norse is an outlaw (and a wolf), but
didn't the word "warg," cognate with it, get conscripted for
some monster in contemporary lit?

I've read that warg was the Middle High German word used to
describe desecrator of churches and graves, eaters of the dead.
Were they also werewolves?

How would Teonaht, with its rigid system of compounds, express
werewolf.  It has kohs koklima, "monkey dog," but the construction
is dog monkey-like.  A werewolf was more than just a man wolf-like,
but there it is:

        zev lorfema ... that has a kind of ring to it.
        lorv zefema?  a lycanthrope?  a manlike wolf.

Herman Miller:

> I have a conlang spoken by werewolves. Called Thelwik, it's on a separate > branch of the Indo-European language family. Werewolves and vampires > actually exist in the Kolagian universe, at least in the old version before > I decided to start redesigning it. (Well, "redesigning" isn't quite > accurate because it was never really "designed" in the first place; it just > sort of fell together.) But Kolagian werewolves (unlike vampires) aren't > generally seen as malevolent beings, and at least one was a heroic figure. > > I'm not sure where this language will fit into my new concept of Kolagia; > whether shape-changers even exist or not. It could be spoken by a race of > anthropomorphic wolf-people, but why then would it be derived from > Indo-European roots? > > -- > languages of Kolagia---> +---<>--- > Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print any > (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no body, > moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin
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