Re: Pablo is back, Job, Argentina, Relay, Lord of the Rings
|From:||Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 8:42|
> --- Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> > my "belreg," which is the word for "combat,"
> > "battle," but which I now realize I
> > stole from Tolkien's "balrog" long years ago.
> Isn't this a Dutch word as well?? I don't know the
> language, but I swore I saw it on tv just a few days ago...
You mean "belreg" ? It's definitely not a dutch word, although it could be,
phonetically. "Balrog" coulod also be dutch, as both syllables seperately
are Dutch words ("bal" means "ball" and "rog" is a "ray" (as in "manta ray",
not "ray of light")). But the combination seems somewgar odd, although I
could imagine it being a spherically shaped fish giving off electrical