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Re: CHAT: Dwarfs/dwarves (was Re: The pitfall of Chinese/Mandarin)

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 18:35
On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 23:05:54 -0000, Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>

>and Tolkien pluralised dwarf as dwarves due to its >Germanic antecedents, which possessed a rounded final -w (possibly
>like *dwarg(w)) - witness his other compounds such as "Dwarrowdelf" and >modern German Zwerg.
I seem to recall that this word was spelled _dweorh_ in Old English Basilius -


Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>