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Re: Pablo is back, Job, Argentina, Relay, Lord of the Rings

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 8:42
SuomenkieliMaa wrote:
> --- 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 shocks. Maarten