Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Elf Family

I got the link from my StumbleUpon friend Andy and made a picture of my family.

You can see it by clicking

http://www.elfyourself.com/
I hope you have a little patience, the page is a bit slow to download.

The participants from the left Enkku Kilisointu, Mainio Muorinilo, Simppu Kilikello and Pähki Mietelaakso.
Those are our elf-names.

You can generate one for yourself here. Type first your first name, then your last name and click the red button. The elf name will appear in the box below.

It is Finnish, but you must remember that J.R.R.Tolkien designed Quenya, the language of the Elves in particular from "phonaesthetic" considerations; it was intended as an "Elvenlatin", and was phonologically based on Latin, with ingredients from Finnish, Welsh, English, and Greek. He had read our national epic Kalevala in Finnish.


4 comments:

Tanny said...

Leena,This is so cool,very nice,BTW you look good in green :)

Footsteps said...

I pasted on the faces of my kids and me at this site. So fun!!! Tried to get my dog Lily on there; maybe next time...

jungl said...

Hehe, very cute concept :)
-Thomas of Photos from Northern Norway

giL said...

Absolutely awesome. Think I'll just have one for Carmel and Nitsi and your humble servant sometimes soon.