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Donaldson's Obscure Words - Official Thread
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We could speculate on whether Covenant's Unbelief was strengthened or mitigated by encountering all these people in the Land who spoke archaic English sprinkled with obscure words.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrPaul wrote:
We could speculate on whether Covenant's Unbelief was strengthened or mitigated by encountering all these people in the Land who spoke archaic English sprinkled with obscure words.


Covenant was a pulp fantasy writer. He'd expect the fancy words and made-up terms. We must assume from his insistence that it's all his imagination that he used the same thesaurus as Donaldson to write his 1.5 books.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of Donaldson's vocabulary definitely seems like he was influenced by his father's work as a physician. Some of the terms (febrile, paroxysm, purulent, etc.) are commonly used in medicine.
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