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【书籍搬运】Racial Phylogeny 种族谱系学

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原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Racial_Phylogeny

中文翻译:

对种族谱系学与生物学的解释

第七版

——帝国大学医者议会

在对现存物种进行了许多分析之后,议会在很久以前就认定全体精灵“种族”和人类“种族”都可以彼此婚配并生下具有繁殖能力的后代。通常而言后代表现出母方的种族特征,不过父方种族的某些痕迹可能也会呈现出来。亚龙人与虎人是否能同人类和精灵产下后代则远没有如此清晰的答案。尽管纵贯各纪元有许多报告显示这类结合诞下了孩子,也有不少他们同迪德拉结合生子的故事,但我们并没能找到有确切记录证实的后代。虎人同人类和精灵的区别不仅在于他们骨骼与皮肤的生理学特征——后者即覆盖他们身躯的“皮毛”——新陈代谢与消化系统也并不相同。亚龙人,同鱼人类似,表现为具有半水生且喜穴居特性的人类,但要就此将亚龙人同鱼人、人类、莫、或是(本作者的观点)黑沼泽特定的树居蜥蜴中的任何一种归为一类似乎都不大可行。

兽人的繁殖生物学特征在目前并不能被准确解释,而在哥布林、巨怪、鹰身女妖、鱼人、蛇人、猿人、多种迪德拉与许多其它生物上的情况也是如此。当然,我们能找到在这些“种族”间发生的跨种族杂交的案例,通常是以强奸或者魔法引诱的形式,但并没有这种结合导致怀孕的记录存在。而且,这些物种与文明人形生物的结合能否生育出后代,由于文化间的差异着实太过巨大,这个问题目前既不能通过经验得出肯定结论,也不能简单给出否定答案。任何正常的波兹莫或者布莱顿人若是怀上了兽人的孩子,都会把这件事视为耻辱并牢牢保密,而要是有哪个兽人少女怀上了人类的孩子,她不被所处的社群放逐几乎是不可想象的。遗憾的是,尽管我们想要获得对此问题的科学性解答,我们身为医者的誓言也让我们无法强迫进行如此配对的试验。但我们确实知道,撒拉斯的斯劳德族在幼年时雌雄同体,而在他们成长到足够大要上岸生活的时候,他们会重新吸收掉自己的生殖器官。可以安全假设他们是无法同人或莫交配的。

人们可能会更进一步,想要了解对这些“种族”(不准确却很方便的学名)的适当分类是否是出于他们拥有共同祖先的假设,而他们之间的不同之处是否为魔法试验造成的结果,还是因所谓“地骨”的操作所得,由或者是由代代相传时发生的逐步变化导致。

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Notes on Racial Phylogeny
by Council of Healers, Imperial University
About the similarities and differences between the races of Tamriel


After much analysis of living specimens, the Council long ago determined that all "races" of elves and humans may mate with each other and bear fertile offspring. Generally the offspring bear the racial traits of the mother, though some traces of the father's race may also be present. It is less clear whether the Argonians andKhajiit are interfertile with both humans and elves. Though there have been many reports throughout the Eras of children from these unions, as well as stories of unions with daedra, there have been no well documented offspring. Khajiit differ from humans and elves not only their skeletal and dermal physiology -- the "fur" that covers their bodies -- but their metabolism and digestion as well. Argonians, like the dreugh, appear to be a semi-aquatic troglophile form of humans, though it is by no means clear whether the Argonians should be classified with dreugh, men, mer, or (in this author's opinion), certain tree-dwelling lizards in Black Marsh.
The reproductive biology of Orcs is at present not well understood, and the same is true ofgoblinstrollsharpies, dreugh, TsaesciImga, various daedra and many others. Certainly, there have been cases of intercourse between these "races," generally in the nature of rape or magickalseduction, but there have been no documented cases of pregnancy. Still, the interfertility of these creatures and the civilized hominids has yet to be empirically established or refuted, likely due to the deep cultural differences. Surely any normal Bosmer or Breton impregnated by an Orc would keep that shame to herself, and there's no reason to suppose that an Orc maiden impregnated by a human would not be likewise ostracized by her society. Regrettably, our oaths as healers keep us from forcing a coupling to satisfy our scientific knowledge. We do know, however, that the Sload ofThras are hermaphrodites in their youth and later reabsorb their reproductive organs once they are old enough to move about on land. It can be safely assumed that they are not interfertile with men or mer.
One might further wonder whether the proper classification of these same "races," to use the imprecise but useful term, should be made from the assumption of a common heritage and the differences between them have arisen from magickal experimentation, the manipulations of the so-called "Earth Bones," or from gradual changes from one generation to the next.

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