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Wolfling Geek-Fu

Wolfling just asked me "Was Tolkien's elvish published before Ael [a Romulan character in the Star Trek novel My Enemy, My Ally] was created?"

"Yes, many years," I replied.

"Did you know that in elvish 'Ael' means knight, and [the rest of her name -- or at least a significant part of it] means 'noble'?"

No, I did not know that.


My daughter is comparing Tolkien's elvish and Romulan names.

Her geek-fu far outstrips my own.



I loves my Wolfling.

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wyldlingspirit
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Love!!!

When I was her age, or scant older, I was composing poetry in Quenya/Tengwar.

My high school English teacher became convinced I was worshiping Satan...
qos
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
We're very fortunate to be a in place where any teacher who gave Wolfling any idea that they thought that way would get a stern talking-to very quickly. And possibly more than that, if it had an impact on her classroom experience.
wyldlingspirit
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I lived in an area where over half the population were dancing-in-the-spirit, speaking-in-tongues, rebuking-the-devil Pentecostal Christians. Anything "different" was automatically Satanic.

Wolfling is very lucky to be loved, supported, and even sort-of understood. (No teenager is fully understood. T'is the nature of the beast.)
oakmouse
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
LOL! My DH at the same age was writing messages in Elvish in people's yearbooks.
oakmouse
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
She really is a cool kid, you know?
qos
Dec. 12th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah. :-)

I'm a very lucky mom.
watcher457
Dec. 11th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Love it! That's the sort of thing I would do, except I would never have thought to look up the name, or any name, in Elvish. I love playing games with names.
wyldlingspirit
Dec. 12th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh, and Re: Wolfling *GLOMP*
I was working at Common Good today and came up behind my friend Joni. I didn't quite *GLOMP!* her but I gave her a big, enthusiastic hug.

I didn't see that she had a cup of coffee in her hand!

OOPSIE!!!

I hang my head now in embarrassment.
qos
Dec. 12th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, and Re: Wolfling *GLOMP*
Wolfling had to pony up $25 the other day for glomping a friend and breaking the friend's headphones for her cell phone.

I keep trying to explain that she needs to be more careful with her glomps -- but at least she took full responsibility for making amends.
wyldlingspirit
Dec. 12th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, and Re: Wolfling *GLOMP*
And the sprained finger didn't teach her? LOL, stubborn cub!
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