Dior Thingol, Young Prince of Felix
Saturday, June 4, 2005

I have a new cat! Kitten, really. I think he's 10 weeks old. Tiny little critter he is. He's a dark grey tabby tux cat. His name is Dior Thingol, which means Dark Grey Coat in Sindarin Elvish. We call him DT for short. Bailey, of course, immediately wanted to play, only the tiny guy wasn't too keen on the prospect. Ebony is, as to be expected, wholly unimpressed at the prospect of another cat in the house, especially one so young. But he's a cute little thing. I'll have to find my digital camera, snap a few shots of him when I can.


Monday, June 6, 2005 3:11 PM


Sorry. Sometimes I get carried away...

Sunday, June 5, 2005 11:49 AM


TRM, I know that the literal phrase would be Dur Thingol, but I couldn't find Dior in my dictionaries to compare to. Dior is often referred to as Dior Thingol's Heir in the Silmarillion. I took some slight linguistic liberties. It's been thousands of years since Sindarisn was widely spoken, so some degradation of the language is to be expected. So it's Dior(because it sounds color than Dur) Thingol. Dark(liberties taken) Grey Mantle(cloak, coat).

Sunday, June 5, 2005 6:27 AM


OkaTRM, let's not get into a discussion on Elvish Linguistics!! ")

It's still a lovely name no matter how we translate it.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 5:42 PM


Dior Thingol is an excellent cat name!
Just don't stutter and say DDT. I think you would translate that as "toxic" kitty. ;p ki-kiiitty! picture please!

Saturday, June 4, 2005 4:54 PM


Uh, actually, I think it means "Heir of the Grey Mantle". I guess that's not too far off.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 1:59 PM




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