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Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig (wasRe:Nur-ellenuniverses)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>
Date:Thursday, August 31, 2000, 2:49
Me govanen!

Nik Taylor tetent:
> > Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > > (I guess that to quite many right-wing people, the Party Gwirdd is > > merely the front of what they see as a vast Elvish conspiracy aimed at > > world domination.) > > But of course! :-) > > > Yes, I have taken the hint! It wouldn't surprise me if the character in > > the version of the series aired *there* had a good deal of Elvish > > ancestors. > > So elves are interfertile with humans? How "pure" would the average Elf > be?
Of course they are interfertile with humans because they ARE humans. I thought this would be clear, but you might have missed it. The Elves in the Brithenig universe are simply an ethnic minority that is left over from a civilization which existed in the British Isles prior to the Celtic immigration. We call them "Elves" in our thread because they are what underlies the Celtic/Germanic/Brithenig folklore tradition of elves; it is just a convenient way to translate Nur-ellen _El`l_ (pl. _Il`l_) or Brithenig _Ylyl_ into English. This means that they are not 100% genetically pure. In fact, they are quite mixed; however, they have managed to retain their language and their cultural identity. Syld, Joerg.