@TheEdVerse Mr Greenwood, Just beginning my home campaign in the Forgotten Realms and I have an odd question. What affectionate nickname might an older Elven sister give her younger brother?
— Nick Whitney ︽✵︽ (@whitniverse) May 1, 2019
Here are three popular nicknames among elves for younger brothers: Vuin = youngling (connotation: green, innocent); Telnaer = little hero; Telmaur = little dreamer
…Hope one of those will fit. :}#Realmslore https://t.co/eWFulYkk3a
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) May 2, 2019
So does that mean that “tel” (or maybe “tela” or “telli” etc) is “small, little”; “naer” is “hero” and “maur” is “dreamer” (or more likely “imaur” or somesuch as you’ve previously said “maur” is “black”)? Enquiring elven scholars would like to know!:) Heh. Yes, "tela" is little (in a good way), "elnaer" is hero, and "emauri" is false/make-believe/what's desired as opposed to reality…and MOST vowel prefixes and suffixes 'go away' when a compound word or phrase is formed and they get run together with other words to do so.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) May 6, 2019