Comments: Word provenance

The word evokes something from Tolkein's writing, but I cannot place it.

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update: I searched, and discovered I was wrong, but on the right track.

Posted by pixelshim at February 17, 2007 03:38 AM

That sounds like something Leigh Brackett would have come up with. Too Celtic for Mars, someone would say who never read "The Sword of Rhiannon"...

Getting warmer?

Posted by Serge at February 17, 2007 03:48 AM

It's similar to Tolkien's work in that the author invented an entire language for his characters. As I recall it was hyped by the publishers as comparable to LoTR; it was good, but not that good. It did sell a ton of copies, though.

Think early 1970s, Serge. It's never been out of print, so Wikipedia says.

Posted by Linkmeister at February 17, 2007 07:40 AM

The Sword of Shannara, right?

Posted by Serge at February 19, 2007 09:20 AM

Richard Adams. Watership Down.

Posted by Linkmeister at February 19, 2007 09:51 AM

Oops.

Posted by Serge at February 19, 2007 11:47 PM