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Re: How to avoid being a Tolkien clone

From:Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>
Date:Sunday, May 27, 2001, 15:58
on 5/26/01 4:54, BP Jonsson at bpj@NETG.SE wrote:

> At 20:31 2001-05-25 -0500, Danny Wier wrote: > >> I feel like I'm ripping off JRR, and I've >> been trying to find a name for the Orcs (who have no real native language but >> speak a crude form of English). I've thought of Goblins, Ogres, Thugs, >> Cavemen, >> _homo erectus_ revived... > > IMHO _Goblin_ is probably the most "neutral" English word for this kind of > creature. Even JRRT himself used it as the English translation of _Orc, > Orch, Orko_.
How about: Trolls Gremlins Grotches andy.