Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Holignes! I lost my notebook of cool word verification words!

When I am writing and a new character, place, or alien species pops up, I often take out a small notebook of word verification words I've encountered, and pick one more-or-less at random.

It's better for my writing than stopping the writing process to search for the perfect name for an hour and a half. And some of those word verification words are worth keeping in the final draft.

But today, alas, in between trading kittens around to different cat mommies and feeding a newborn kit milk with a spoon (she won't take a bottle), I discovered that my little word verification notebook is missing in action.

This is doubly tragic as I have started work on a writers' naming book. It will have a section on German names, one on Korean names, one on Welsh names, one on Esperanto names, and a list of word verification words as a source for alien and other odd names and words.

So--- I've had to start a new notebook. Luckily I have a spare one that's the same as the one I use for Korean names. I'm also going to start files on my computer and enter the WV words into that whenever I have a page or so. I already have similar files for Korean names.

But it's an ednesh lot of work, so if you have a cool WV word to share, mention it in your comment and it will be added to the list.


PaperSmyth said...

That stinks. Glad to hear about the other notebooks being safe, though.

VW here= loquises (Must be related to that "Locutus of Borg" person... or something...?)

nissa_loves_cats said...

No, a loquis is a nobleman that's one step lower than a marquis.

PaperSmyth said...

I like it! :) I sooo need to learn more French. Interestingly, Google translate says the word loquis means "tatters" in French. I wonder if it would be pronounced so as to have a similarity to the sound of the mythical "Loki" ... which might explain the "tatters" thing... or not. Not that I always believe GT: its (in)ability to translate Spanish leaves me in stitches at times.

In any case, I do like what you do with words! (Sorry for my rambling if it doesn't make sense.)

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