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,
>> _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_.