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Post V or F?
Does it bother anyone else that the URL is ...dwarfs... and the banner at the top of the page says ...dwarves...?

Maybe it's just me being OCD or something when it comes to spelling and consistency. It's probably not worth the effort to change, but out of curiosity how much trouble would it be?


Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:58 pm
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It always annoys me when I see 'dwarfs' instead of 'dwarves'.

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Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:12 pm
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Why? Dwarfs is correct: http://grammarist.com/usage/dwarfs-dwarves/

But my issue here was only the inconsistency between the URL and the banner.


Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:05 pm
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Post Re: V or F?
In general, Dwarfs is the proper plural for factual little people, where as Dwarves has been taken as the plural for fantasy little people (and seeing as sci-fi is space fantasy, it follows that they are in the same group).

However, I agree that the inconsistency is a little annoying (now that it has been pointed out to me ;) ).

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Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:53 am
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'Dwarves' was popularised by Tolkien and has certainly become more widespread, but I don't think it's become the standard for fantasy use.

I don't really know about D&D or other cases, but it certainly hasn't been adopted by GW (outside of LOTR/Hobbit, of course). The WFB army is definitely Dwarfs and Squats were always Space Dwarfs - that's the spelling GW used anyway:
http://toysettnytthopp.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... r-for.html

(Not that I'm too hung up about this. Just don't get started on the plural of 'Codex'...)


Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:34 pm
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