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What Race Would You Be?

What race would you be?

  • Men

    Votes: 6 9.5%
  • Elves

    Votes: 26 41.3%
  • Dwarves

    Votes: 5 7.9%
  • Hobbits

    Votes: 8 12.7%
  • Orcs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wolves

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dragons

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Valar

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Maiar

    Votes: 7 11.1%
  • Other (please state in message)

    Votes: 4 6.3%

  • Total voters
    63

Beorn

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I'd hafta say a Beorning (hey, what the heck, why not Beorn himself? :D), an eagle....or GASP ::Mike puts on a smirk:: ERU!!!
 

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Tulkas, it depends on the way you want to write it (I personally like 'dwarves' and 'elves'), but the politically correct pluralization of English nouns is (I think :p ): [noun] + -s.

There are obvious exceptions, like [loaf= loaves], [roof= rooves], [hoof= hooves], etc. As I said, I like the -ves ending more, it just sounds more aesthetic and meaningful.
:)
 

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That's not "politcal correctness." It's standard grammar. However, you'll notice that in all Tolkien, D&D, and other fantasy circles people will spell them Tolkien-style, i.e. Dwarves, Elves, Elven, Elvish, etc. etc.
 

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Dwarves is now offered in dictionaries in adittion to Dwarfs.

In any event Dwarves is surely preferable on a Tolkien site! Heavens
 

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I see how it is, just go and take over my topic:mad: well fine then, I'm not mad, really. I think I'm gonna cry:( No jk, @ least now we have a pole
 

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I would prefer to be an elf who remained in the West. Why hassle with all the troubles and tribulations of Middle Earth when I can live forever in a heaven and chill with the Vala and Maia every single day. Too cool!!
 

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It's the simple life for me... I want to be a hobbit. :D Nothing like two dinners, and a nice warm hobbit hole. Elves and Mair might be powerful, but they have way to much to worry about. Now, if I could be Tom Bombadil, or whatever type of creature he is I would do that... he has power and a happy, carefree life.
 

Tulkas

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Originally posted by Mithrandir.
I see how it is, just go and take over my topic:mad: well fine then, I'm not mad, really. I think I'm gonna cry:( No jk, @ least now we have a pole
Sorry pal, but I'm glad you know how to work a poll now. Make one soon, I love those.

Anyway, I see a lot of people chose the popular elves. Oh well. I guess people just like elves. If you ask me, dwarfs are so cool. They are much tougher than elves.
 
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I picked men as I would be a Ranger due to my nomadic nature.
 

Greymantle

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Elf. Hands down.

Black Rider 7: I'm guessing this means you'd be a Ranger of Eriador? For some reason, whenever someone says "Ranger" I think of the Rangers of Ithilien. But they weren't nomadic. Anyway, you've only read FotR, right? I suppose they don't appear until late in TT. Ah well. I'm just babbling. Blah blah blah.
 

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