RE: [mythsoc] Question about the ROTK extended
- I like the "pwca." I like the Welsh spelling, of course. ;-) Sounds kind
of like a Rowlings house-elf also.
There is also MacAvoy's tale, I think it is called _The Grey Horse_? About
a selkie. I think. There are a number of selkie stories in my book-boxes.
Can girls be selkies too, or only mermaids and sirens? Koi-Lung wants to
The DVD said that Tolkien based one language on Welsh, and another on
Finnish. Could my interest in Welsh have been set off by all those
readings of Tolkien early on? (That is my theory on jewelry also, all
those ancient crafted things, heh, OK jewelry is a natural inclination
though.) So there should be a big rush now for folks to learn Finnish, it
should get trendy like Gaelic. I am not quite ready to make that a firm
prediction, but my previous ones panned out well (petroglyphs and something
I liked listening to things being read and having the words on the screen.
I can't imagine having the time for much of that, but is there such a thing
available? And for what work(s)?
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> re. Pookah, Briggs has three entries. They're too long to type in, soI'll summarize.
>misbehaves when his rights are not respected. Loves to mislead travellers
> (2) Pwca (pronounced "pooka"). The Welsh version. Does chores, but
at night (will o' the wisp).
> The best-known use of pookas ...
- Alisson Veldhuis wrote: (responding to my post about my novel in progress)
> I can sympathise with your struggles toThank you for your comments! I hope your novel is going well. I'd be
>try to create your very own fantasy/mythological world, without copying that of others, since I myself am working on a novel now with a mythological theme. It is very enjoyable, but difficult. I too have only had close family member's read it, so it is hard to get objective views.
interested to hear about your novel. Feel free to respond off list if
you don't want to post about it here.