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Re: ELVES: was: Elliott's peoples

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Friday, March 28, 2003, 21:21
Sally Caves sekalge
>What I want to know from >those of you who use the term "Elvish" to describe your own languages or >peoples (that means you, Elliott, and you Joerg) is what you mean by this >term.
I have two conworlds with elves. One's a subdivision of Tolkien's world, and the other is insane. The "insane" elves are divided between the Hansu and the Qeltiath /kjEr&:d/; the Hansu have two points or spikes on their ears, whereas the Qeltiath have five.
>If you mean something else, why have you co-opted this word, which is now
>deeply associated with Tolkieniana?
Because there's a guy from England--a lazy lexicographer--who calls them elves. He wanders into the wrong house, and a slightly vexed sorcerer sends him to a faraway world from whence he never returns.
>And finally, are Elves associated, in some way, with "Celticity"?
Not with me. ~Wright