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Re: CHAT: I'm back!

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 10:08
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From: Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>

> Re the supposed -ul suffix in Nazgul? I think you'll find that this is
> + gul, i.e., "Ring" + "Wraith". Incidentally, Nasc is Irish Gaelic for > "ring". I seem to remember Tolkien saying somewhere that he wasn't that
> of the sound of the Goidelic langs, so maybe he's trying to tell us > something! > Mike
LOL! And so Tolkien doesn't borrow, doesn't MAKE his words from any real world sources, my foot! And I imagine that gul is "ghoul." < Arabic _ghul_, BTW. Sally Caves


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