Do I? The islands in the background are not as close as they appear in LoZ/AoL, this is true, but there ARE islands there.
I'm talking about TMC's background. From the top of Mt. Crenel, Hyrule stretches on for miles more to the north, with no ocean in sight. This contradicts FSA, which suggests that ONLY the locations in that game are on an island.
If there were really only two girls on Windfall Island, all that would need to be said was "two girls were kidnapped". The long ears would be a completely pointless and unnecessary distinction, and it would not realistically occur in that situation. Therefore, we can deduce from the fact that the long ears are distinguishable that the long ears are a rarity among Windfall Islanders, not the population of young girls.
You have to take the unrealistically small scale of the game into account.
Er, yeah, that's jhurvid's point. There are more people on Windfall who we simply don't see. The fact that from two people, long ears are immediately identified as the thing they have in common, can only mean that the majority of people don't have long ears. If the people we meet were proportionately true to a realistic Windfall, there would be absolutely no reason to say that girls with long ears are being kidnapped. So the other girls don't have ears that long.
There are two things to consider here.
1. After two kidnappings, people immediately see that girls with long ears are being kidnapped.
2. Ganondorf uses long ears as a way to narrow down people who may be Zelda to a small number.
The only possibly conclusion from both of these points is that long ears, and hence Hylians, are a minority. There would be no other reason to link the two girls from Windfall like that. You would just say that girls are being kidnapped.
Also, Ganondorf doesn't know how old Zelda is. He could kidnap any female.
The reason for this is that the TWW art style does not clearly distinguish the long ears from the short ears.
Yes, it does. Jumbie has demonstrated this.
But there are people who have pointed ears that are not actually true Hylian ears (which in TWW, point outwards). In fact, many people on Windfall are like that, but the kidnapped girls are not.
If Lex's point is that people with long ears are not necessarily Hylians, that doesn't in any way show what he's actually
looking for if he intends to prove something, which is presumably that all people with long ears are not Hylian. Which is never the case in any Zelda game, and never will be. I still can't see what he thinks he's proving, and he hasn't answered that.