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  • The other elven races both have common names and elven names. Wood elf and bosmer, High elves and altmer, dark elves and dunmer, orcs and orismer. Were the snow elves called falmer, or was that created for the falmer themselves?

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    • The Snow Elves 'mer' name are Falmer. Although Falmer are now most commonly referred to the blind, savage versions of the Snow Elves, hence why the civilized Falmer would prefer to be called 'Snow elves.'

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    • I always think of the name Falmer as being a shortened way of saying Fallen Mer and before the Snow Elves became whats now called the Falmer they were just Aldmer who lived in Skyrim so nicknamed Ice or Snow Elves, thats not so much canon as just the impresion i get.

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    • AzuraKnight wrote:
      I always think of the name Falmer as being a shortened way of saying Fallen Mer and before the Snow Elves became whats now called the Falmer they were just Aldmer who lived in Skyrim so nicknamed Ice or Snow Elves, thats not so much canon as just the impresion i get.

      That's what I thought too.

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    • Falmer isn't english, it's derived from the Elven languages. Fal means Snow or something close to it.

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    • 107.178.41.33 wrote:
      Falmer isn't english, it's derived from the Elven languages. Fal means Snow or something close to it.

      Indeed. Fal means snow in the ancient Aldmeri language.

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    • I thought falmer meant "the betrayed" or something like that. I always believed that the elves named the savage beasts the falmer, and the snow elves were entirely different. Kind of (but not really) like the belief in evolution how we arose from monkeys. I just searched google for an "elder scrolls elven translater" and looked for "fal" from falmer, and it did say snow. It doesn't make much sense to me though. 

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    • I'm surprised that people playing Skyrim in 2015 are still only now figuring this out.

      Obviously, the ignorant Nord view of the world isn't the only perspective in TES.  That view proclaims Falmer to be nothing more than monsters.

      Falmer indeed translates to "Snow Folk".  They are as much Mer (Elf) as Altmer, Dunmer, Bosmer, and so on.

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    • Ifnsman wrote:
      I'm surprised that people playing Skyrim in 2015 are still only now figuring this out.

      I only started playing skyrim in 2015. You can't really blame me for not being aware of that. 

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    • AzuraKnight wrote: I always think of the name Falmer as being a shortened way of saying Fallen Mer and before the Snow Elves became whats now called the Falmer they were just Aldmer who lived in Skyrim so nicknamed Ice or Snow Elves, thats not so much canon as just the impresion i get.

      The Aldmer we're actually the original of the mer category but as their ancestors would choose different dieties, they were transformed into their current subspecies.

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