Elvish or elven?

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  1. Aranel

    Aranel New Member

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    At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I'm going to ask a question. What is the difference between the uses of the words elvish and elven? I think elven refers to the people and elvish refers to the language....but I don't know. Is it an elven knife or an elvish knife? An elven dress or an elvish dress? How do you know when to use wich word?
     
  2. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    well look an elvish blade sounds better then look an elven blade to me i guess its up to you
     
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    GondorianRanger Lord of Valathil

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    it actually called elvish. Its everywhere in tolkien's writings. In the books, and in his notes.
     
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    It is very much the same thing. If you want to get technichal, "Elvish" refers to the language, like an Elvish song or Elvish words, or something remotely having to do with Elves, Elvish magic. "Elven" is more for things that are definetly Elf make, like it is Elven Runes, not Elvish runes, or Elven waybread, not Elvish waybread Elven Warrior, not Elvish Warrior, or my username Elvenblademaster, NOT!! Elvishblademaster. You see if it was Elvishblademaster, then that would refer to me being like an Elven Warrior, Elvenblademster, means that I AM an Elven warior. They are not interchangeable as some people think. It is like the difference between, English the language, and English the people.
     
  5. GondorianRanger

    GondorianRanger Lord of Valathil

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    actually you are right. I guess that i dont really catch myself when i say Elven Archer or Elven Warrior. I do say that, but maybe i was just thinking in terms of the language. Who knows? But thanks for bringing it to my attention elvenblademaster.
     
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    Your welcome.
     
  7. Aranel

    Aranel New Member

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    thanks i was always wondering if i was saying things correctly
     
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