"Sentances should always start with a capital letter. Initial capitals should also be used for proper nouns and for proper names (the names of specific people, places and organisations)....Initial capitals should always be given to names that identify nationalities, races, tribes, clans, the inhabitants of a particular region, the adherents of a particular religion, and the speakers of a particular language....In contrast, common words derived from geographical names of regions are often presented without an initial capital." - The Australian Style Manual
Yes, speciest is the word I would have used, had I been a better linguist. (Is that a coined word added since Star Trek?) I think Tolkien was a speciest and only as applies to his writing. His esteem for the Elves led him to figuratively, place them on a pedestal or in an ivory tower; thus, he decided to always capitalize all non-adjective forms of the word 'Elf'. That I can understand; I think Allyssa also shares Tolkien's healthy sentiment about the Elves. :grin:Sounds more like a speciest than a racist to me, Grondy.
He could dimly see the grey forms of two elves sitting motionlesswith their arms about their knees, speaking in whispers.
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