Re: Non-stereotypical elves was Re: Quick Intro
|From:||Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 21, 2003, 21:38|
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:47:53 +1300 Wesley Parish
> At last, someone who's put some thought into "Elves".
> I remind myself of the times I was warned in Papua New Guinea about
> masalai -
> forest spirits - who'd eat me if they caught me; and Tolkien's
> Quenyar are
> essentially forest spirits with a touch of the Christian Church's
> about them.
> A foul-tempered forest spirit with bad breath from eating too many
> intruders? Well, that is a distinct possibility!
quite interesting. especially since in a conlang based on tolkien's
elvish languages that i'm thinking about reviving, _masálai_ would mean
'wild people', and would derive from PQ _mberék-liê_ ( > _merélei_ >
> Wesley Parish
fanai kabl dala ninl.