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1. One of the reasons I keep a copy of The Silmarilion around -- I don't feel the need to remember every name Tolkien mentions when I can look them up. In fact, I might just print out your handy list, weaver -- thank you!

2. I usually quite like Elven names (either Sindar or Quenya). I like how (in my mind, anyway,) the name "Fingolfin" seems to have a interesting weight to it. It's not a name one can say quickly or easily. I would say there is a similar weight to "Finrod Felagund". "Maedhros" is also a pleasing name... I cannot, however, get behind the name Celegorm.

Number 3. Is a question I muse about sometimes... I don't really have an answer that would be "canon", but I do sometimes question the absolute immortality of the Elves and (for some) their uncanny ability to start major conflicts that result in a large number of them being killed off or lost to the wilderness.

4. I actually quite like the Noldo and if I had to choose to be one of the ranks of Elvenkind, I might choose Noldo. Of course they are flawed, but that makes them interesting, and apt to do interesting and sometimes infuriating things. I also like their curiosity about the world and how things work.

5. Good question! It seems fitting that the one branch of Elvenkind that is curious about how things work and how to make things would be interested in keeping the things they make (especially if they make something really special...) In many traditions, it is the desire to keep or acquire that leads people down the path to the "Dark" side, so perhaps the darker side of longing (a verifiable trait of Elves) would indeed be attachment.

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*Silmarillion Discussion: Chapter 5, "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie", Part 3 -- Meet the Noldor Cast** weaver Send a private message to weaver Feb 28 2013, 2:28am
    The Quenya alphabet stopped at F CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 28 2013, 3:43am
    The F Words Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Feb 28 2013, 2:52pm
        Jumping ahead to other chapters CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 28 2013, 3:08pm
            That Makes Sense Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Feb 28 2013, 3:15pm
    wait who has fins? is this a Jimmy Buffet song? elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Feb 28 2013, 6:53pm
    More Late Answers sador Send a private message to sador Mar 3 2013, 3:43pm
    a few more comments telain Send a private message to telain Mar 5 2013, 6:39pm
    some answers elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Mar 11 2013, 9:46pm

 
 
 

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